Mattie is the 2018 Galway Nose who came second in the 2018 Nose of Tralee competition.
“Mattie is a 15 year old West Higland Terrier. If Mattie was human he would definitely be best friend material. He is a great listener. He can be sympathetic when required. And most importantly he loves unconditionally. Mattie would make a great nose of tralee because he is a real people person and extremely photogenic. Martin’s hobbies include eating, sleeping, barking at tractors and weeing at least 50 times when out for a walk.”
His original entry and his supporters are what got Mattie his second place title and we sat down with him to find out more about the doggie behind that cute smile.
Meet Mattie The 2018 Galway Nose
Pets Name: Mattie.
Breed: West Highland White Terrier.
Special Skill: Making food disappear.
Favourite Food: All food is his favourite, except bananas.
Favourite Toy: He doesn’t play with toys at all.
Favourite Place to Sleep: His favourite place to sleep is in the sun or on my side of the bed.
Favourite Activity: His favourite activity is walking.
How Did Mattie Come Into Your Life? Mattie was a gift from my husband for my birthday.
What Makes Mattie The Most Pawtastic Dog EVER! Mattie is a laid back, people person kind of dog. He loves everyone he meets and treats them Iike they are his best friend.
Why Did You Decide To Enter The Nose Of Tralee? I entered the nose to show people that senior dogs and rescue dogs rock and if one person decided to pick a rescue dog then it was worth it.
How Did You Prepare For The Contest And Get Votes? I can’t really say we prepared as such and we tormented everyone we knew to vote on a daily basis.
What Did You Enjoy Most About The Nose Of Tralee? I think we enjoyed coming up with different ideas on a daily basis encouraging people to vote. Although I must admit we really enjoyed going on the 6 o clock show. We will always have those memories.
What Advice Would You Give To The Next Nose Of Your County? I would tell them to have fun with it. It’s about having a laugh and enjoying your pet. Don’t take it too seriously after all your pet is still going to be your best friend whether they win or not.
How Is Mattie Handling His New-Found Fame? I can say fame has definitely not changed him. He’s still a greedy little sod ??
If Mattie Could Be Any Super Hero Who Would He Be? If he could be a super hero he would probably like to be wonder woman. He’s a bit of a wuss at heart ?
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