Makes everyone smile that they meet, loves ice-cream, loves to chase the ball and enjoys spying on the neighbours.
Meet your Kildare celebrity – the Kildare Nose.
Meet The 2021 Kildare Nose of Tralee
Name: Teddy Bán Bear
Age: 4 (5 on November 7th)
Breed: Bichon Frise
Special Skill: The ability to make anyone smile
Favourite Food: Ice-cream
Favourite Toy: My Ball
Favourite Place to Sleep: My pawrents bed
Favourite Activity: Curtain twitching
Favourite Place To Go For A Walk/Hangout? Punchestown Racecourse
Most Mischievous Thing You Have Ever Done? Eating out of the bin
How Did You Come Into Your Owners Life? As a pup I walked into their hearts and became a member of the family
What Makes You The Most Pawtastic Pet Ever! My pawrents say it to me everyday day so it must be true
Why Did You Decide To Enter The Nose Of Tralee? I was excited to enter as I made it to the semifinals last year. I was so delighted to make it to finals this year.
How Did You Prepare For The Contest And Get Votes? I campaigned around my county, appeared on television with Ireland am, interviewed on KFM, got an article in the paper and recorded a podcast.
What Did You Enjoy Most About The Nose Of Tralee? Everything. I met some lovely people and made loads of new furriends.
What Advice Would You Give To The Next Nose Of Your County? Be proud of where you are from and tell the rest of the country how friendly the people are and how beautiful Kildare is and remember you are already a winner in their eyes
How Are You Handling Your New-Found Fame? It’s nice to be recognised when I’m out on walkies or shopping in my hometown of Naas. I haven’t been asked for any pawtograph’s yet but I do get loads of head scratches and kind words.
If You Could Be Any Super Hero Who Would You Be? SuperTed because I’m a cuddly bear that likes to see people smile