NOVOSIBIRSK (Siberia) , Nov 27, 2014:
A dog has been faithfully waiting at a hospital where its owner died two years ago to take her home.
Every morning, Masha, a cross-breed would appear at the reception of the hospital in Siberia like clockwork and run back to where its owner lived in the evening.
According to The Metro, the dog has waited in vain every day for more than a year for its owner who will never return.
“She has been waiting for her elderly owner, who went in one day and never came out.
“She is waiting for him, for her owner,” one nurse said.
When her owner was still alive, Masha was his only visitor. She used to run back home each evening to stand guard over her owner’s belongings before resuming her vigil the next morning at the hospital.
Now hospital staff, who have been looking after the heart-broken canine, are desperate to find her a new home.
“You see her eyes, how sad they are — it’s not the usual shiny eyes when a dog is happy. You can see this in animals in the same way as with people,” said a doctor at the hospital, Dr Vladimir Bespalov.
He added that there was no medicine to help her alleviate her grief — and previous efforts to rehome her had failed as she kept returning to the hospital.
“We are still hoping that Masha will be able to find another owner. One day, and we very much want this day to come soon, our Masha will trust somebody.”