A DEVOTED dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital for her sick owner after he was admitted for treatment.
When Cemal Senturk, of Trabzon, Turkey, fell ill earlier this month, his dog Boncuck followed the ambulance as he was taken to hospital.
Boncuk patiently waited for Cemal for five days, and even came back when relatives tried to take her home.
Cemal's daughter, Aynur Egeli, said that despite the amount of times she tried to bring him home, the loyal mutt would always return.
Speaking to local media she said: "Boncuk never left my father's side.
"When my father was taken to the hospital, we brought Boncuk to our house here.
"When she learned that my father was in hospital, she refused to stay away. She's been coming here for five days. Even if we take her home, she runs away and comes here, waiting for my father."
But Boncuk's patience hasn't been in vain, and Cemal sometimes goes down in his wheelchair to see her while she awaits his return.
When he can't make it to see his loyal companion, Cemal will occasionally speak to Boncuk from the window of his hospital room.
In one of their brief meetings, while doting on his dog, Cemal told local media: "She's very used to me. And I miss her, too, constantly."
Hospital staff have also warmed towards the Boncuk and feed the canine in Cemal's absence.
LOYAL VIGIL Devoted dog follows ambulance and waits for days outside hospital while sick owner is treated inside
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