For days, a faithful dog waited patiently outside of the doors of a hospital in Spain. The two-year-old dog, an Akita named “Maya,” was waiting for her owner, who had been admitted to the Elda Hospital for emergency appendix surgery.
Maya’s owner, 22-year-old Sandra Iniesta, had to be admitted after she experienced intense abdominal pain and it was determined that her appendix had to be removed – she wound up staying for six days outside the hospital in Alicante. Sandra’s father, Andrés Iniesta, had attempted to put Maya in the car on several occasions, but the devoted pup refused to leave, reported the Telegraph U.K.
Maya does not reserve her loyalty for hospital stays only…her owner acknowledged that this is normal for Maya, stating on Twitter, “She just did what she does at home in Barcelona which is wait at the door of a place until I return.”
On August 30, the hospital acknowledged the devotion which Maya showed to her owner for the extended hospital stay in a posting to Facebook. The translated post by the hospital reads:
The General hospital universitario de elda has a very special visitor.
This dog is akita inu from two days ago at the door of the hospital waiting to be restored to his young mistress, admitted in our center.
Although the loyalty is characteristic of this breed, has surprised us to today pleasantly.
We hope that they will soon be together again!
(Photo via Facebook)