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Gail Furos, a resident at Bethany Community in Alexandria, has struck up a special friendship with Carl, a St. Bernard puppy. When Carl gets off the elevator he always makes his way right to Gail's room. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

Puppy love at first sight

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Gail and Carl share prime rib dinners and strawberry ice cream.

They go for walks and stop to chat with folks.

"I just love his paws and he has beautiful eyes," Gail said.

When Carl walked into her life, she said it was love at first sight.

Bethany Community resident Gail Furos and Carl the St. Bernard puppy were instantly friends when they met in June.

Since then, Carl visits Gail nearly every day and the timing of this friendship was perfect.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz. Away from work, Amy and Brandon spend time bass fishing and keeping tabs on their charismatic dog, Cash, who has been known to jump out of the boat to “retrieve” the bass lures.
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