A disabled woman has revealed how her super smart canine companion has saved her from a life of agony and despair.
The hereditary illness is so severe that it leaves her bedridden for long periods.
She uses either crutches or a wheelchair, and suffers from regular dislocations, torn muscles and painful spasms.
She wears body braces to support her joints.
There was even talk of putting her into a nursing home at the age of 44.
But a year ago, along came her unlikely saviour in the guise of a friendly retriever called Quizzy.
The former staff nurse’s four-legged friend can open doors, take the card and cash out of an ATM, and even takes clothes out of the washing machine.
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