Meet your Donegal celebrity – the 2022 Donegal Nose of Tralee, Bailey.
Breed: Miniature Jack Russell
Special Skill: Playing football and napping
Favourite Food: SAUSAGES!!!
Favourite Toy: Nessie the Loch Ness monster teddy
Favourite Place to Sleep: In any bed that has any of my humans in it
Favourite Activity: Chasing balls and going for walks. I also enjoy playing with my pup cousin rogan, but he’s a lot bigger than me and can jump over me which I don’t like
Favourite Place To Go For A Walk/Hangout: I love going for walks in the woods and I love hanging out in my grandparents house or on the back of the chair to stare out the window at people
Most Mischievous Thing You Have Ever Done? When I was a little puppy I chewed my grandma sofa and some wallpaper off the wall…she wasn’t happy…but I think it was one of the humans 🙃
How Did You Come Into Your Owners Life? My moms got me from a farmer during lockdown, I was the last of my litter left but was so happy to meet my moms
What Makes You The Most Pawtastic Pet Ever! I am extremely affectionate, if you want a dog that will cuddle you and jump with joy every time you walk through the dog I’m your guy! I keep my people warm at night with cuddles and I make a pretty good guard dog
Why Did You Decide To Enter The Nose Of Tralee? My mom is crazy!! Jokes! My moms think I have the cutest nose and the best ears and really wanted to show me off to the whole of Ireland! To show everyone that I may be small but I’m mighty
How Did You Prepare For The Contest And Get Votes? – first of all…a shower 🙃 which I did not enjoy! Then my moms took some photos with my sash! My mom spoke with local papers and posted loads of Facebook and instagram!she always shared it in work emails for people to vote.
What Did You Enjoy Most About The Nose Of Tralee? Getting to know all the wonderful noses, beaks and their parents has been great! We’ve really loved it!
What Advice Would You Give To The Next Nose Of Your County? Just be yourself! You’ve been chosen for a reason, go out and show Ireland why! Make sure your humans pay you in treats for all your hard work at being so cute
How Are You Handling Your New-Found Fame? It’s exhausting! My mom says it thankfully isn’t keeping me awake at night….or during the day for that matter!!
If You Could Be Any Super Hero Who Would You Be? Scooby do!! My mom bought me his costume and I looked just like him…only a lot smaller!
Where Can Your Fans Follow You Online? I have an instagram which my moms pupdate for me : @bailey_a_bogle