Dog Refuses to Leave Hospital Where Owner is Being Treated

Good girl, Maya! Just another dog doing what they do.


From The Telegraph:

A 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.

“She is just doing what she does in Barcelona,” said Sandra Iniesta, who is still recovering from the operation inside Elda hospital. “Whenever I go inside some place or another, she waits for me at the door.”

And let’s not forget: Muslims hate dogs. This post explains why. More about Muslims and dogs here (Iran executes them as “unIslamic”).

Hillary Clinton is also apparently not a huge fan.

And, yes, the canine associate producer of The Teri O’Brien Show and his lithe, lovely intern brought me this story. Don’t forget to join us today, and every Sunday live in vivid red, white and blue from 5-7 pm Eastern time here at or at the spreaker link in this paragraph.


  1. They are truly our best friends, the animal that we bonded with at least 15,000 years ago. I don’t know how I would live without them.

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