Podge – Tipperary Nose fo Tralee 2023

Tipperary Nose of Tralee 2023

Meet your Tipperary celebrity – the 2023 Nose of Tipperary, Podge

Name: Podge

County: Tipperary

Age: 3

Breed: Pugalier (Mix between a Pug and a Cavalier King Charles)

Special Skill: My Head Tilt

Favourite Food: Royal Canin food

Favourite Toy: Hurling Training Cone

Favourite Place to Sleep: My Humans bed

Favourite Activity: Playing with my sister Ruby

Favourite Place To Go For A Walk/Hangout: Grange hill in Tipperary

Most Mischievous Thing You Have Ever Done? Eat a full sock

How Did You Come Into Your Owners Life? I came into my owner’s life when I was 3 months old. I was the only fawn coloured dog in my litter and my owner fell in love with me

What Makes You The Most Pawtastic Pet Ever? I’m unique in every way and a lovable rogue!

Why Did You Decide To Enter The Nose Of Tralee? I wanted to share my story, raise awareness about blood poisoning in dogs and share how retired greyhounds are great blood donors as well as great pets

How Did You Prepare For The Contest And Get Votes? My owner contacted local businesses and invited them to share my link. She also wrote articles and sent them for publication to local news outlets. In addition, she highlighted my campaign during a live local radio interview

What Did You Enjoy Most About The Nose Of Tralee? People recognising me as I went on my daily walks and visiting dog shows with my sash on

What Advice Would You Give To The Next Nose Of Your County? Enjoy the fame and the moment as it’s a one in a lifetime opportunity

How Are You Handling Your New-Found Fame? I am receiving a lot of attention but generally I’m the easy-going type and tend to take it all in my stride

If You Could Be Any Super Hero Who Would You Be? Flash – If you take your eyes off me I will be gone in a second

Where Can Your Fans Follow You Online? I’m keeping a low profile for the moment!