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"Banana", that was his name a mixed breed, all the same in Hawaii, they are called "Poi" dogs pronounced as, "Poy" not as deploy but as in decoy he is also a male dog, a boy, as puppies, they are "sire" breeding, they are for hire and they are known as a stud, as a puppy, his name was "Bud" because he ate bananas we changed his name, instantly. He was our pet and not a hunter, like the other dogs, he is a player, the other dogs know their stuff, and you never call their bluff, Banana can also be not very nice, he only is that way if you are mice, Not for breeding, he is just a dog. "Ili'o" is Hawaiian for a dog, pronounced "e-LEE-oh", something good to know. Now he is up in doggie Heaven, being with me since I was eleven, human years, he was 17 years old, now his heart is eternally gold. Love you BOY!!! Banana RIP!!! 1967-1984 2020 January 26 *2nd Place* my companion and close friend that never complains Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Eve Roper

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Date: 2/18/2020 8:19:00 AM
Thank you for entering my contest, William, great flow and perfect poem. You had their distinctive qualities and how much you cared and what they do for you. I love the photo. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 2/18/2020 8:30:00 AM
He is surely missed for he blessed me so, with my heartfelt thanks, Eve, for this wonderful opportunity to share -- Aloha!~@wk