When Annabelle Weiss was 20 years old, she joined the U.S. Army. Weiss served two years in the Marine Corps as a driver and airplane engine inspector. In 1946, she left the Army to work as a nurse.
Annabelle was once diagnosed with thyroid cancer, but she was able to fight the disease. In 2013, she felt as if her life was over, but fate gave her the gift of a dog named Joe.
"He's not my dog, but the son I've never had. He will go to the ends of the earth for me."
Joe brings Annabelle things she drops, opens and closes doors behind her, and supports her when she has to get up from a chair or climb stairs.
"My stuff is stored in my dresser drawers. I tell him 'pull,' and he opens them. I say 'push,' and he closes."
"He brings me a phone. I say 'phone,' and he brings it. Not that I always need it. Sometimes I do it just to keep him in shape."
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