Meet Gizmo, Milo, Grace and Merline

By Manor Park Chronicle

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This is the Manor Park Chronicle’s round-up of neighbourhood pooches.

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In this edition, meet:

Gizmo, Milo, Grace and Merline!


Hello! I’m Gizmo., an almost one-year-old chihuahua. I’m fairly new to my St. Laurent Blvd. neighbourhood and love my walks around the block. I get along really well with the pups and other dogs in my patch. I’m learning to be calm and not quite so easily scared as when I first arrived. My mom’s great–she’s patiently teaching me not to bark as much as I used to.


This is our family dog Milo–a.k.a., “the floof”. Milo is a shih tzu/chihuahua mix. He’s 11 months old, very energetic and loves making new friends. Although he’s one of the smallest dogs on our block, never underestimate him! Milo has a good heart and we’re very happy that he is so much a part of our family of three rambunctious kids.


A much loved “curler” at the R.C.M.P. Curling Club, Grace is the devoted companion of Paul Adams, the club’s general manager. A 12-year-old golden lab (totally purebred in heart), Grace has been a welcome presence there since her first year. A familiar sight on walks around the property, Grace is calm, quiet and keenly interested in people (and treats), displaying the many desirable traits of a service dog.


Now two years old, Merline is the constant, loyal and loving companion of her owner Jacinthe Gilbert. A red Australian shepherd with distinctive white and tan markings, Merline’s coat is soft and shiny. She was bred at Réjean Veilleux Élevage Bluemoon in Mascouche, QC. Eager to please, sociable and bursting with energy, she loves her walks in the Mile Circle and the canine friends she meets en route.