Meet your Kerry celebrity – the 2022 Kerry Nose of Tralee, Rocco.
Breed: Border Collie
Special Skill: Opening the window and getting out.
Favourite Food: Ham
Favourite Toy: Anything with stuffing in it, toy dogs, toy pigs, toy stoat, and so on.
Favourite Place to Sleep: On the sofa snuggled up to my humans.
Favourite Activity: I love chasing birds and rabbits on my daily walks. Please note I never catch them 😂
Favourite Place To Go For A Walk/Hangout: There’s a fabulous Field near the Sports Complex where I do all my running and chasing.
Most Mischievous Thing You Have Ever Done? I guess opening the window and escaping about 3 times, as my Human seemed very shocked and upset when I kept doing it. It was on my third breakout when she finally realised I could open the window myself.
How Did You Come Into Your Owners Life? I was just strolling around where they live I was following another woman who was walking her dog as I wanted to play with him. Then these two people (my now family) took me in. After been with them a month and no one came looking for me, they kept me. They couldn’t part with me by then. 🥰
What Makes You The Most Pawtastic Pet Ever! Well I’m a great minder as I mind my human’s Bunnies incase the Cat gets at them. I’m their Guard Dog. I take my work very serious. I give the best cuddles and kisses and always brighten up any day.
Why Did You Decide To Enter The Nose Of Tralee? Well my Human Mom took one look at me and said “You know what Rocco, you’d be perfect for this” As I’m such a Handsome Boy 😊
How Did You Prepare For The Contest And Get Votes? Well I got my PR Manager (also know as Mom) to get some interviews done. She did a fantastic job on Radio Kerry, and the two local newspapers Kerrys Eye and The Kerryman wrote articles about me. They even sent out a professional photographer to take my picture. I was also featured on an Online News and Media Platform TraleeToday.ie. I also have my own Facebook page Rocco B From Kerry where I have over 400 followers. My followers have been fantastic.
What Did You Enjoy Most About The Nose Of Tralee? Well I got to meet so many new people. Got my picture taken alot. People even regonised me when I went for walks. I loved making TikTok videos to promote myself.
What Advice Would You Give To The Next Nose Of Your County? Get as much media coverage as possible. It’s all fun so just enjoy it
How Are You Handling Your New-Found Fame? Taking it all in my stride, I’m one cool dog 😎
If You Could Be Any Super Hero Who Would You Be? Scooby Doo he gets to eat everything 😂
Where Can Your Fans Follow You Online? My Facebook page Rocco B from Kerry. And I’m on Instagram as roccob05. Also on TikTok @roccob05.