It is said that a dog is a man’s best friend, and this was certainly the case for a patient of a hospital in northeastern Turkey, whose loyal pet waited by the entrance for six days until he was discharged. When Cemal Senturk was transferred by an ambulance to Medical Park Hospital in Trabzon on January 14, his dog, Boncuk, escaped from their apartment and followed him to the facility, where she waited patiently each day. Hospital staff informed Senturk’s family about the whereabouts of his canine friend. But after Boncuk was brought back home, she managed to escape again and returned to the hospital each day, Murat Ercan, the hospital’s international patient center director, told CNN. The hospital said Senturk’s apartment was nearby, and that the family were not sure how the dog kept escaping.
The photo depicts Boncuk waiting outside the hospital with her owner Cemal Senturk for a duration of six days. Even though the family took Boncuk back home, she managed to escape every day to wait at the hospital gate. In an attempt to reassure and comfort her, Senturk communicated with Boncuk through the window during his stay at the facility.
After the devastating California fires, a woman and her loyal canine companions finally reunited at their home’s remains. However, the dog refused to leave until his owner, Cemal Senturk, did. During his stakeout, the dog won the affection of hospital staff who cared for him and fed him. “Cemal Senturk has been with Boncuk for nine years, and he also stated that he missed her a lot during his stay at the hospital,” said one staff member. “After he was cleared to go out, he met his dog at the hospital gate. Boncuk has behaved really sweet during the six days and has managed to capture the love and affection of the whole staff.”