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Max: An East Van Dog

Author: Shirley Wong

Max, the East Van dog, in her prime

“When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.”

– Ho Chi Min

Mike checked his watch. 4 o’clock. Time to go home and feed Max. Wherever Mike was, whether it was hanging out at Metrotown, shooting hoops at Hastings Community Centre, or hitting tennis balls with his buddies – it was always the same.

When that hand hit the four on his watch, little Mike predictably waved goodbye to his friends. You could draw a dotted line from wherever he was to his journey home to East Van. This pattern occurred for several years to the point that it was mentioned in Mike’s grade 12 yearbook, “Sorry guys, gotta feed my dog.” Continue reading Max: An East Van Dog