Loyal dog waits for days outside hospital for sick owner

Boncuk and her owner were reunited after five days
Boncuk’s owner, Cemal Senturk, revealed how he ‘missed her constantly’ (Picture: AP)

A devoted dog waited for days outside a hospital where her sick owner was receiving treatment.

The loyal pet, named Boncuk, followed an ambulance taking Cemal Senturk to hospital in Turkey on January 14. Boncuk – which means ‘bead’ – then made daily trips to visit her beloved owner at the medical care facility, in the Black Sea city of Trabzon. Cemal’s daughter, Aynur Egeli, tried to take Boncuk home but the dog refused to leave until she had seen him. Boncuk insisted on waiting outside every day, hospital security staff said.
‘She comes every day around 9am and waits until nightfall,’ security guard Muhammet Akdeniz told news agency DHA.

‘When the door opens, she pokes her head inside.’

Heartwarming footage showed Boncuk and Cemal after they were reunited outside the hospital when he was discharged on Wednesday.
Cemal Senturk, owner of Boncuk, outside of a medical care facility in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, Turkey, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Boncuk has spent five days waiting in front of the hospital where her sick owner was receiving treatment. Senturk was discharged from the hospital later on Wednesday and returned home with Boncuk.(DHA via AP)
Boncuk and Cemal were joyfully reunited on Wednesday (Picture: AP)
Devoted dog Boncuk looks for his owner, Cemal Senturk, at the entrance of a medical care facility in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Boncuk has spent five days waiting in front of the hospital where her sick owner was receiving treatment. Senturk was discharged from the hospital later on Wednesday and returned home with Boncuk.(DHA via AP)
Dutiful dog Boncuk looks for Cemal at the entrance of a medical care facility in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, Turkey (Picture: AP)
Devoted dog Boncuk looks for his owner, Cemal Senturk, at the entrance of a medical care facility in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Boncuk has spent five days waiting in front of the hospital where her sick owner was receiving treatment. Senturk was discharged from the hospital later on Wednesday and returned home with Boncuk.(DHA via AP)
Boncuk waited five days outside the hospital where Cemal was being treated (Picture: AP)
‘She’s very used to me. And I miss her constantly, too,’ Cemal revealed.

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