29 life lessons I learned from my dog

I’ve found that in life, we humans tend to over-complicate things. The simplest moments like being dried off with a towel brings so much joy to our 10-year old Border Collie, Callie. The pure bliss on her face reminds me to not only appreciate the little things, but also to “not sweat the small stuff”.  Read on for more of life’s lessons that Callie has passed on to me over the years.

Naps are like reset buttons from heaven

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Ice cream makes life extra delicious and is a requirement after a doctor’s visit

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Life is too short – each birthday must celebrated!

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But sometimes birthdays can get a little stressful

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It’s fun to get dressed up!

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Singing = happiness

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It’s important to dress for the weather

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A girl can never have too many accessories

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Cardio is good for a ladies physique

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A nice car ride with the windows down can be a real mood-changer – unless you are in a convertible for the first time and utterly terrified

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Oh wait, convertibles are pretty nice

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Rewarding good behavior is always a good idea

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Be gentle to those smaller and more fragile than you

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The Florida State Seminoles are amaze-balls

Back Camera

Black and white with a pop of color is always in style

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There is no such thing as too much snuggling

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Playing keeps you young at heart

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Ain’t no hug like a mama hug

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All it takes is one person to change your entire life

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When it comes to friends, it’s about quality, not quantity

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The holidays are great, but sometimes they can really be too much

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And then again, sometimes mom’s just make you wear ridiculous things

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Everyone has those days when they just need to be alone

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Florida girls love their sun-bathing – and once a Florida girl, always a Florida girl

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The simplest things in life can be some of the most enjoyable, such as including getting dried off after a rain shower

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A day on the lake clears a muddled mind

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When life hands you snow, go bounding through it

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Don’t believe what you’ve heard about puppy love – it can last a lifetime

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All you need is love

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xo – Kate

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