Dogs are known for being stubbornly tenacious when it comes to devotion, and one dog called Boncuk demonstrated that recently in Trabzon, Turkey. When Boncuk’s owner, Cemal Şentürk, went in for treatment, his loyal Boncuk trailed the ambulance that was carrying him and found itself next to the Medical Park Hospital. The determined canine then waited out her human for six days until they were reunited.
The Dog Was Taken Home Each Night But Always Managed to Sneak Out and Go to the Hospital the Next Day
Şentürk’s daughter, Aynur Egeli, shared that Boncuk was sent home every day to be placed under house arrest, but it was of no use. The very next day, the resourceful canine would manage to sneak out and get back to the hospital again. Dog Boncuk managed to get to the hospital all by herself during the entire stay of her owner.
The Hospital Staff Kept Dog Boncuk Fed and Allowed Şentürk to See Her From His Room Window
The hospital’s security guard, Muhammet Akdeniz shared in an interview how the dog would come every day around nine and wait until the evening. Apparently, Boncuk never attempted to enter but waited patiently for her owner. Some of the hospital staff even fed the dog and made sure Şentürk could see her through the window. He was encouraged by her visits, called her from the window, and waved at her.
After six days, Şentürk was finally discharged, and his loyal companion was waiting for him with a wagging tail, happy to be reunited with her human. Murat Ercan, the hospital’s international patient center director, said in an interview that Boncuk behaved well, was very sweet, and managed to capture the affection of the entire staff. Şentürk also spoke about his canine friend, saying how he missed her constantly and pointed out how dogs provide companionship much like humans do and can make people very happy. The heartwarming story of Boncuk showed both locals and people from around the world how dogs know instinctively what it means to love their humans.
Tiny Forests Are Popping up All Around Europe to Help Restore Biodiversity
We live in a modern world, and while this modern world has provided us with all kinds of technology and urbanization, we have lost our natural wonders at the same time. Fields and forests are often replaced with houses and high-rise apartment blocks, and some people rarely see flowers over the course of their lives within these areas. However, it seems as though there is now a biodiverse revolution popping up all over Europe.
The Botanical Inspiration
There are many countries, cities, and towns within Europe that are longing for the natural world to make its appearance again. Initiatives like Urban Forests in both Belgium and France and the Tiny Forest Initiative in Holland are now spending their days combating the climate emergency and bringing the natural world back into our urban lives. They are doing this thanks to the world of renowned Japanese botanist, Akira Miyawaki.
Indigenous And Native Species
Back in 1970, Miyakwaki discovered that plants thrived in places where their species were indigenous. They were not only able to grow much faster and healthier, but they were also able to help enrich the soil and help the biodiversity in the region. When he learned that only 0.06% of the forests in Japan had indigenous trees and plants, he set about to change that, and planted native trees alongside them.
Doing The Same
Now, organizations across Europe are doing the same. They are creating tiny forests of indigenous plants and trees and packing them in a very dense way “in order to favor cooperation between the species.” By doing this, they will allow the forests to grow much more efficiently, and capture more CO2 from the surrounding area. Alongside this, they should also be able to create more pollinators for bees and birds, and offer new homes for the animals in the area.
Biodiversity is incredibly important, and these guys are doing their bit to promote that.