Bramble the Welsh collie was, at the time of her death, the worlds oldest bitch. This is her story and a record of her life . It is also the story of her human companions and a record of her diet and care regime. It will enable people to promote longevity in Animals in their care and provides food for thought on how an understanding of Animal rights can contribute to dogs leading longer lives. It is set in the back drop of Somerset, in the UK, the land of the summer people and touches on the lives of the Somerset working class from the nineteen fifties to the present day.