2014 Nose Of Tralee Finalist – Coco from Co Tipperary


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Age: Turned 1 on the 24th of July

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier

Special Skill

Being very adorable and fetching

Favourite Food

Green Peas

Favourite Toy

A small squeaky cow she loves to throw around

Favourite Place to Sleep

Her favourite place to sleep is under the covers of one of our beds.

Favourite Activity

Favourite activity is having you chase her around the house or garden


How did CoCo first come into your life? What’s her story?

I managed to convince my parents to get me CoCo a few months after we had my first dog Beck put down due to cancer. My parents didn’t want another dog but after a lot of persuasion they cracked. She was only two months when we got her and she was only the size of the palm of your hand! She was scared of everything new but soon got used to us and the house and she loved it.

What makes CoCo and her breed so special? What makes her the most pawtastic pet EVER!

The best thing about CoCo’s breed is that they only shed a small bit of hair, which means she can go on the furniture and on our beds. What makes her so Pawtastic is her exuberant personality! She loves people and would never bite you; all she wants to do is play. She will come over to you and keeping nudging you with her toy until you throw it for her. She can also take the slipper off your foot and put it back on when your sitting down.

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Why did you decide to enter the Nose of Tralee?

I entered her in the Nose of Tralee because it looked like a bit of fun! We had never entered any pet in a competition and since it was so easy to enter we decided why not, worth a shot!

How did you prepare for the contest and get votes?

We shared the link to vote with all our friends and family on Facebook.

What did it mean to you and CoCo to be a finalist for the Nose Of Tralee? Why do you think that people were so passionate about voting for CoCo?

To be honest, it meant a lot to me to get CoCo to the finals of the competition because I never enter competitions!

What did you enjoy most about the Nose of Tralee?

What I enjoyed the most was getting the sash in the post and trying to get CoCo to sit still to take the photo.

What advice would you give the next Nose of your county?

My advice to the next Tipperary nose is to get the community involved in the voting.

How is CoCo handling her newfound fame?

I really don’t think CoCo cares much about her fame! HaHa! She’s just enjoying playing with her toys and sleeping in our beds!

If CoCo could be any superhero, who would she be?

If CoCo was going to be a superhero, it would be Batman because she has pointy ears and is very stealthy and fast!

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