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  1. #1 Dutiful Dog Refuses To Give Up Hospital Vigil 
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    dog called Maya is achieving celebrity status in Spain as she waits for her owner outside the doors of a hospital in Alicante, a vigil which has already lasted for six days.

    Despite the efforts of her owner’s father, Maya refuses to be led away or distracted from her duty, honouring the tradition of her Akita Inu breed, reputed to be among the most loyal dogs in the world.

    Last Sunday Maya’s owner, 22-year-old Sandra Iniesta, began feeling intense pain in her abdomen as she, her father and the dog were travelling to their Barcelona home by car after a holiday.

    They made an emergency stop at Elda hospital, near Alicante, where Sandra had emergency surgery to remove her appendix.

    The patient’s father, Andrés Iniesta, tried to put Maya back in the car as he drove off to get some rest, but to no avail.

    Well, a few hours ago, Sandra got out of the hospital




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    Greyhounds also are extremely loyal. When SR had a stroke in 2011, our epileptic greyhound, Blue (who had been seizure free for almost 3 years), must have known that something was wrong. It was a hemorrhagic stroke that didn't follow the normal stroke symptoms.

    He came home from work and wasn't himself, but refused to go to the hospital. The next day, he didn't know how to turn on his computer, so I got him in the car and drove VERY fast to the hospital. So Blue didn't have a clue from an ambulance and strangers in the house.

    But when I returned to the house from the hospital to let the dogs out, Blue had apparently suffered a major seizure and was stuck under the bed. It took 2 neighbors to help me get him out. Blue lasted just a little longer, until SR was home. Blue wouldn't leave SR's side when he got home.

    Dogs are extremely loyal and very intuitive. They're always watching us, taking clues from our words and our behavior.
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    Here's another faithful dog story. My son has taken care of a dog owned by a young resident in a major hospital. The hospital kept calling the doc's apartment, as he hadn't shown up for work. No one had heard from him since Thursday. On Sunday another resident went to the apartment to see if anything was wrong. It was. He was dead.

    The dog apparently lay by his side all that time, only leaving to break into the pantry to get some dog food. The 2 had been inseparable. The happy ending, if there is one, is the "grandparents" took the dog into their home and all is going well. Last time I heard, the pup was at the beach with them, laying on his own blanket.
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    My first two dogs were very caring to me whenever I was sick. Rosie was a big, hairy mutt and Katie was my Norgie. They would stick to my side, lay in bed with me, follow me to the bathroom, all depending on how sick I was. I passed out once in the bathroom when having a gall stone attack and woke up to Rosie licking my face.

    Delia, my Jack Russell terrier, could care less. If she wants me to get up and out of bed, she kicks me in the bladder. Smart, obnoxious little baby.
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