Pet-sonality Profile with Tito’s Handmade Vodka: Meet Dorinda Kenny and Dudley

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The Moodie Davitt Report is delighted to bring you the latest edition in our Pet-sonality Profile column, in association with Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

In this regular fun feature, we discover more about travel retail pet-sonalities, their back stories, traits and habits, as well as offering some insights into their owners. Each pet-sonality is also painted digitally by pets and equine artist Sami Moodie.

In this edition, we meet ARI Global Promotions Manager Dorinda Kenny and her loveable ‘heavyweight’ Dudley.

Introducing Dorinda and Dudley

Name: Dudley.

Nickname: Possum, Duds, The Dude and, surprisingly, Blue.

Breed: Dudley is a Great Pyrenees, a breed which is known for being very gentle yet protective. Many are used for guarding livestock in the Pyrenees mountains.

How old is Dudley? He is nearly three years old and weighs in at 70kg.

Ten-week-old Dudley on one of his first trips to the beach

How did you meet? Our friend Anna has seven Pyrenees. Dudley was the result of a love match.

Great Pyrenees and a great couch hogger

Love at first sight? Absolutely, I’m putty in his paws! He is adorable and, of course, I am completely biased and not afraid to admit it.

Quirky habits: Dudley thinks he’s a lap dog. He is also a stealer of socks, be they on or off your feet.

Funniest and/or nicest moment? There have been many special moments when Dudley has made friends, be they human or four legged.

One of the most touching was in the park where a lady was walking with her friend, who was blind. The blind lady heard her friend say, ‘OMG he’s huge’ and she subsequently told her she was looking at an enormous dog.

The blind lady asked if she could run her hands over Dudley to see what he was like. I was so proud, he stood so still and was so gentle; I’m convinced he knew. The smile on that lady’s face will live with me for a long time; a truly precious moment.

Favourite trick? And treat? All things chicken. Dudley also moans until he gets his tummy rubbed. He can be quite persistent until he gets his way.

Dudley likes to nap in the bathroom, offering splendid acoustics for an occasional snore. He is also fond of ambushing Dorinda’s husband Paul

Social media account? No, not yet.

If Dudley could talk what would his first words be? What’s for dinner?

Favourite airport/airline: Unfortunately, Dudley is too big for commercial airlines which have a 45kg limit. He’s been on the ferry though, absolutely loves going on holiday.

Just hanging out with besties: Dudley on one of his many visits to ARI – Dublin Airport Central. Enjoying the attention from Dorinda’s colleagues Laura Toner, ARI Global Head of Marketing (left) and Niamh Ahern, ARI Head of Strategic Planning & CEO Business Manager.

Anything else we should know? Seeing is believing. Dudley is a big gentle giant who loves his food, walks and loads of cuddles. He likes nothing better than sharing the couch with you or trying to sit in your lap, with some hilarious results. Namely me ending up on the floor. ✈

Click here for our introductory story on the Duty Free Unleashed partnership with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The independent vodka brand from Austin, Texas has had a close connection with the welfare of dogs since its founding by Bert ‘Tito’ Beveridge in 1997.

The company has always been committed to rescuing and protecting the animals that have come into the lives of its people, and has even created a programme, Vodka for Dog People, to help that come to life.

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Previously on Pet-sonality Profile

Meet Dügme and Peter Marshall

Meet Taxi and Antoine Bona

A special moment for the Bona family: Just don’t call out for Taxi if there’s traffic around.

Meet Duke and Lindsay Hitzeroth

Love at first sight: Duke has been the apple of Lindsay’s eye for ten years

Meet Hannah and Frank Pieper

Pawsing for a break from work: Hannah with Martin Enk-Pieper (left) and Frank Pieper

Meet Barry Geoghegan, Milly and Jess

Milly and Jess at home with the Geoghegans

Meet Darpan Mehta and Scotch

Meet Scotch: A limited edition and “darling of the house”

Meet Bernice Neo and Kaya

Meet Kaya: A golden retriever, international jet-setter and (yes, it’s true) blood donor

Meet Julio Cesar Magaña Ortiz and Hope

Seein’ me and Julio down on the bedside: Hope and Julio Cesar Magaña Ortiz enjoy a peaceful moment

Meet Pauline Prescott’s Daisy and Digger

“When they find their home, rescue dogs become Velcro dogs that never want to be parted from you.” Patricia Prescott with her much-loved Digger (forefront) and Daisy

Meet Jeff Bond and his four-legged friends

Hippo the Dobermann (left) and Olly the Labrador
Meet Jeff Bond, Dream (on the left) and Hippo, just two of his much-loved pets

Meet Bronwyn Clementson and Harvey

Introducing Bronwyn (Bron) Clementson and Harvey, her walks- and water-loving Groodle

Meet Magda Bednarek and Dita

Introducing Magda Bednarek and her playful, cuddle-loving Miniature Bull Terrier Dita.

Meet Irene Revilla and Coco

Introducing Irene Revilla and her well-dressed, fashion-following ‘pupfluencer’ Coco

Meet Sinéad El Sibai and Guinness

Introducing Sinéad and her perfectly pawed Guinness

Meet Alex Thompson and Chester

Introducing Alex and his cuddle-loving Chester

Meet Jehan Khaled and Delta

Introducing Jehan Khaled and her handsome, ice-loving Siberian Husky Delta

Meet Deidre Roache and Ollie

Meet Deidre and a fun-loving Cavachon named Ollie

Meet Jilly Brocklebank and Sadie

Introducing Jill and her much-loved Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Sadie

Maitreyi Karanth’s Shaggy (and Demi) dog story

Introducing Maitreyi Karanth and and her small Poodle Shaggy 

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