Loyal dog waiting faithfully outside hospital as her beloved owner is treated

A loyal dog has been patiently waiting outside the hospital where her owner is receiving treatment.

Cemal Senturk, who lives in the north-eastern Turkish city of Trabzon, has cared for his dog Boncuk for nine years, during which time the two have become inseparable best friends.

The dog proved her loyalty when Senturk, experiencing unspecified health problems, was taken to the Medical Park Trabzon Karadeniz Hospital on January 14.

He has remained there for treatment ever since, and Boncuk has patiently waited for him in front of the hospital entrance without missing a day.

Senturk's daughter Aynur Egeli said the family have attempted to take the dog home multiple times, but she stubbornly returns to the hospital each time.

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Egeli told local news agency DHA: "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."

Senturk sometimes comes down in his wheelchair to greet and comfort his loyal companion, while hospital staff have promised to feed and look after the dog until he recovers.

"The reason she is so close to me is because I pay so much attention to her," Senturk said.

"When you pay close attention to the animal, it understands, the closer you are, the closer they are to you.

"I never get angry with them. Dogs are animals that love constant attention.

"If you show interest, you can direct her as you wish."

Hospital staff said Boncuk's relationship with her owner caught everyone's attention, and they quickly grew to love the dog as well.

Boncuk has not caused any problems for patients or staff and typically stays outside the door

The owner even calls down to the pooch from his hospital window occasionally to keep her calm and happy.

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