A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in Turkey where her sick owner was being treated.
The pet, Boncuk, 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, the private news agency DHA reported.
Senturk’s daughter, Aynur Egeli, said she would take Boncuk home, but the dog ran back to the hospital.
A security guard at the hospital, Muhammet Akdeniz, told DHA: “She comes every day around noon. 9 and waiting for the night. She does not enter.
“When the door opens, she sticks her head in.”
On Wednesday, Boncuk was finally reunited with Senturk when he was pushed into a wheelchair. “She is very used to me. And I miss her constantly too, ”he told DHA.
Senturk was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday and returned home with Boncuk.