Easy Rider, Nellie is one pampered pooch

EASY RIDER: Nellie the Kelpie is cruising the streets of Katherine in style.
EASY RIDER: Nellie the Kelpie is cruising the streets of Katherine in style.

NELLIE the six-year-old Kelpie cross is today gliding the streets of Katherine in air-conditioned comfort.

That’s because her limousine driver knows she likes to keep the windows open.

“We call it the chariot,” Kerrie Budge from Geelong said outside the Visitor Information Centre today.

“If the place is a bit hot, like Katherine, we take her in the chariot and she sits there and watches the world go by.

COMFORT: Cushions, windows, there's ever a water bowl for Nellie on her tour of Katherine.

COMFORT: Cushions, windows, there's ever a water bowl for Nellie on her tour of Katherine.

Kerrie and her partner have been on the around Australia trail for almost six months now and love it.

“When we get to a new town like Katherine we get out the bikes, and the chariot, and take a look,” she said.

“You get to see so much more of a town from the saddle of a bike.

“You wouldn’t see half the stuff we do from a car or our motorhome.”

THE CHARIOT: Kerrie Budge and Nellie the Kelpie.

THE CHARIOT: Kerrie Budge and Nellie the Kelpie.

Neillie, originally a rescue dog, has her water, her view, and her owners doing all the grunt work