Romi loves fishfingers, enjoys a good brush and likes to break into the fridge for the latest treats!
Lets Meet Romi…..
Romi -2019 Carlow Nose Of Tralee
Breed: Irish Terrier/Beagle Cross
Special Skill: Making everyone fall for my charming personality
Favourite Food: Fish fingers.
Favourite Toy: Kong wellie
Favourite Place to Sleep: Sofa
Favourite Activity: Getting my hair brushed.
Favourite Place To Go For A Walk: Forest to stream with my buddies Annie, PJ & Lelo.
Had my first trip to the beach this year – just pawsome.
Most Mischievous Thing You Have Ever Done. Stole meat from the fridge when Mary turned her back for a few seconds.
How Did You Come Into Your Owners Life? I was in Waterford pound & despite my amazing good looks and personality; nobody was interested (due to my medical condition)
Mary is a volunteer with A Dog’s Life and ADL took me out and into foster care. My 1st foster mum needed someone to mind me over the xmas period in 2017 – Mary had just experienced a big loss as her beloved collie Jesse passed away aged 14 in Oct 2017 & his pal Prince age 14 also passed away 2 weeks later, he missed Jesse so much he just gave up. I think fate intervened as her other doggie Annie was lonely – Mary, Peg & Annie were sad and needed a burst of happiness so I appeared at the right time and never left. My gran Peg who is 83 and she & I just adore each other we have a very special bond, there was no way I was going anywhere so they adopted me. Everyone says I am the most special girl in the world, and even though I may not be in this world for long, I will make my mark on everyone I meet.
What Makes You The Most Pawtastic Pet EVER!
I love everyone, I love my sister Annie who’s a little staffie, also a rescue girl – my mum Mary and gran Peggy are my best buds, I visit Peg everyone morn to make sure she had a good night sleep, we have rubs and then I let her sleep for a little while longer. We are best buds who look after each other as we both have a little arthritis. She brings me for little walks as we both walk quite slowly and she chats to me and I listen to every word. Life is so much fun, I live in the countryside where I see my friends the donkeys every day. Peg has hens and ducks whom I chat to on my walk with Peg. I may walk a little funny but life is for living I say – enjoy it while you can.
Why Did You Decide To Enter The Nose Of Tralee?
I wanted to fly the flag for rescue doggies and show the world that I may look a little funny but I am as cute as everyone tells me, the support & love I received throughout the Nose of Tralee was pawsome. I also had to follow in my sister Annie’s pawprints as she was the Carlow Nose in a few years ago. Such a fun and fabulous competition and I got meet so many other amazing pets and their owners
How Did You Prepare For The Contest And Get Votes?
Sent out a little bio to all my friends, contacted my groomer Noeleen from Gizmo Grooming who did a lovely little piece and shared it to all her clients/friends. Did a piece for Instagram, A Dog’s Life page and A Dog’s Life fostering page. Shared out lovely pics and stories about Romi to all who love her.
What Did You Enjoy Most About The Nose Of Tralee?
Seeing all the pics of the other noses and all the fun involved, I especially love the pic with the Dublin Nose and The Dublin Rose – brilliant.
What Advice Would You Give To The Next Nose Of Your County? Enjoy all the fun, publicity and fame – lap it up.
How Are You Handling Your New-Found Fame? Living the dream, long may it continue – I was destined to be a star.
If You Could Be Any Super Hero, Who Would He Be? Lassie