ISTANBUL (AP) – A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in northern Turkey where her sick owner was being treated.
The pet, Boncuk (Bon-DJUK), which means pearl, followed the ambulance transporting its owner, Cemal Senturk, to the hospital in Trabzon in the Black Sea on 14 January. She then visited the facility daily, private news reported the agency DHA on Wednesday.
Senturk’s daughter, Aynur Egeli, said she would take Boncuk home, but the dog would repeatedly run away and return to the hospital.
“When the door opens, she sticks her head in,” he said.
On Wednesday, Boncuk was finally reunited with Senturk when he was pushed into a wheelchair for a brief meeting with his dog.
“She is very used to me. And I miss her constantly too, ”he told DHA.
Senturk was discharged from the hospital later on Wednesday and returned home with Boncuk.