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Dog spent days outside Turkish hospital waiting for owner

Dog spent days outside Turkish hospital waiting for owner

Cemal Senturk, owner of Boncuk, is seen outside of a medical care facility in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, Turkey on Jan 20, 2021.(Photo: AP/DHA)

ISTANBUL: A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in northern Turkey where her sick owner was receiving treatment.

The pet, Boncuk, which means bead, followed the ambulance that transported her owner, Cemal Senturk, to hospital in the Black Sea city of Trabzon on Jan 14. She then made daily visits to the facility, private news agency DHA reported on Wednesday (Jan 20).

Boncuk looks for her owner, Cemal Senturk, at the entrance of a medical care facility in Turkey. (Photo: AP/DHA) Turkey Dog Sick Owner

Senturk’s daughter, Aynur Egeli, said she would take Boncuk home but the dog would repeatedly run off and return to the hospital.

Hospital security guard Muhammet Akdeniz told DHA: “She comes every day around 9am and waits until nightfall. She doesn’t go in.”

“When the door opens she pokes her head inside,” he said.

Boncuk looks for her owner, Cemal Senturk, at the entrance of a medical care facility in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, Turkey on Jan 19, 2021. (Photo: AP/DHA) Turkey Dog Sick Owner

On Wednesday, Boncuk was finally reunited with Senturk when he was pushed outside in a wheelchair for a brief meeting with his dog.

“She’s very used to me. And I miss her, too, constantly,” he told DHA.

Senturk was discharged from the hospital later on Wednesday and returned home with Boncuk.

Boncuk looks for her owner, Cemal Senturk, at the entrance of a medical care facility in Turkey. (Photo: AP/DHA) Turkey Dog Sick Owner
Source: AP/zl

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