Don Brickell and his dog Rosie, who is the grand-daughter of the border collies who starred in the movie Babe.
Don Brickell and his dog Rosie, who is the grand-daughter of the border collies who starred in the movie Babe. Max Fleet BUNBABE

Rosie has that star quality

WHILE the offspring of the famous often have outlandish demands, Bundy's newest young star only wants one thing – a friend to play Frisbee with.

Rosie, an eight-month-old border collie, is the granddaughter of the dogs who starred in the movie Babe, and her owner Don Brickell said he was shocked to hear of his best friend's heritage.

Mr Brickell, the manager of the Burnett Heads Holiday Park, said it wasn't until he got Rosie home in June that he found out.

“I didn't even know the movie was made in Australia; I thought it was New Zealand,” he said.

“When you watch the movies and see her grandparents, she's exactly the spitting image.”

The smitten owner said Rosie had definitely inherited her ancestors' intelligence.

“She's too smart for us,” Mr Brickell laughed.

“They are such intelligent animals.”

The dog lover said he had owned many border collies in his time and always went back to the breed for their temperament, intelligence, loving natures and beauty.

Mr Brickell said he and his wife, Di, used plenty of energy keeping up with Rosie, taking her for three walks and a game of Frisbee every day.

“She's a very active dog,” he said.

“She is always happy to go for a walk and have a play.”

But he said Rosie was not a big fan of being left alone.

“One time we left her for 10 minutes and, when we came back, we had lost both of our reading glasses, three pairs of underpants and the DVD remote,” he said.

“Another time we came back and she'd had some fun with three toilet rolls.

“There wasn't one part of the house untouched by it.”

The holiday park has fallen under Rosie's spell, with guests smitten with the affectionate dog.

“People love her when they see her,” Mr Brickell said.



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