A faithful, mix-breed dog named Boncuk waited for her 68-year-old owner Cemal Senturk outside a hospital in the city of Trabzon, Turkey, for almost a week until he was released after undergoing treatment for a brain embolism.
Boncuk, whose name means "Beads" in reference to her hazel eyes, followed the ambulance, and began her vigil outside the entrance. She was occasionally fed by hospital staff.
"She doesn’t pose a danger to anyone. Everybody noticed the relationship between the dog and her owner. It makes everybody happy," the hospital’s communications director Fuat Ugur said.
Senturk’s daughter tried to take the dog home several times, but she kept running away to return to the hospital.
When Senturk finally left the hospital, an overjoyed Boncuk ran alongside his wheelchair, jumping up to be petted and wagging her tail.
bead：名詞，珠子。例句：She wore a tasteful necklace of wooden beads at the party.（她戴著高雅的木珠項鍊出席派對。）
hazel：形容詞，淡褐色的。例句：Her hazel eyes were attractive to everyone.（她的淡褐色眼珠吸引眾人目光。）
vigil：名詞，值夜；守夜；警戒。例句：The family kept vigil beside his bed before he met his fate.（在他過世前，家人一直在床邊守候。）