92-Year-Old Vet Found the Perfect Companion in Joe the Labrador

Annabelle and Joe
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That’s one sweet pair.

Annabelle Weiss is a 92-year-old veteran. She enlisted in the U.S. Marines when she was 20 years old, and served as a driver and plane engine inspector for two years until she was discharged in 1946.

She later worked as a nurse, and was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Annabelle managed to win her battle against the disease, and last 2013, she felt that she has seen it all. But then she met Joe – a yellow Labrador who’s now her favorite companion everywhere.

Annabelle told Today:

He changed my life, he really did. Without him I would be at the house a lot. Now people call me and I’m never home.

Annabelle and Joe
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Truly, the pair is inseparable. At home, Joe helps Annabelle open and close doors, brace her when she needs to get out of a chair or walk up or down the stairs, and even brings her anything she might’ve dropped.

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Annabelle said:

I have rags on my dresser drawers and I tell him ‘tug,’ and he opens them. I tell him ‘push’ and he closes them.

Annabelle and Joe
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Joe also accompanies Annabelle everywhere, on her drives, errands, to the library, and even dinner.

Annabelle and Joe
Photo Credit: Today
Annabelle and Joe
Photo Credit: Today
Annabelle and Joe
Photo Credit: Today

For Annabelle, Joe is not just a pet. She says:

He’s not my dog, he’s the son I never had. He’ll follow me to the end of the earth.

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