We all know how pets, for some owners, aren’t considered just as animals, but family. And we’ve heard of stories how people take care of their pets as if they were their own children. You probably do, too.
But in strange ways, did you know that pets show deep care and loyalty for their owners? This dog in Turkey is a great example of a pet’s loyalty to their owner, that even while at the hospital, the dog would stay for hours and wait for days at the hospital’s main entrance, waiting for its owner to come home.
[VIDEO] Loyal Pet Dog in Turkey Waits For Sick Owner to Return Home from Hospital After 6 Days
The pet, named Boncuk – which means bead – followed her owner, Cemal Santurk, who was carried by ambulance to the hospital in Trabzon on January 14.
Since then, the dog made visits to the facility, waiting for her owner to finally come home because she probably missed him too much and was concerned about how he was doing while away.
According to Mr. Santurk’s daughter, Aynur Egeli, she would repeatedly bring Boncuk home, but she would also keep running off and returning to the hospital.
“She has been waiting here at the hospital for three, four days. She runs away from home and comes here, all by herself,” she said.
One of the hospital security guards, Muhammet Akdeniz, shared: “She comes every day around 9:00 am and waits until nightfall. She doesn’t go in.”
He added that Boncuk was harmless and doesn’t bother anyone. But she just waits outside for her owner to come home.
On Wednesday, January 20, Boncuk was finally reunited with her owner, Mr. Senturk, when he was pushed outside in a wheelchair for a brief meeting with his dog.
Catch the heart-warming video feature posted by The Guardian/YouTube.
Mr. Senturk shared: “She’s very used to me. And I miss her, too, constantly.”
On that same day, Mr. Senturk was also discharged from the hospital and went home with Boncuk.
He said of an owner’s bond with their dog: “They bring joy, make people happy. They provide companionship just like humans and they make people happy.”
What a heartwarming reunion! Pets can be the most loyal friend any person can have. And even during these times, when there’s so much isolation happening. A pet and its owner’s true bond cannot be restricted by sickness or even distance! Do you also have loyal pets? Let us know what they’re like by leaving a comment in the section below!