Once I came across a quote by famous photographer and writer Roger Caras, who said: “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” I believe that this quote perfectly illustrates the bond between the famous photographer Theron Humphrey and his lovely coonhound Maddie. Maddie accompanies Theron on his epic adventures across America and Theron photographs her by his side. 

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Kim Lorton
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3 months ago

Love, and tenderness, makes me happiness!

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Capermom
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3 months ago

Oh my god...how adorable..!

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Theron adopted Maddie from an animal shelter in Georgia in April 2011 when she was about 10 months old. At that time, he had just quit his job as a fashion photographer for a women’s clothing store and decided that he needed more from his life. He started a new project “This Wild Idea” where he interviewed people across America every day for the entire year. Maddie was by his side the entire time. 

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 months ago

i adore teddy bears <3

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Capermom
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3 months ago

Wow..!

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During this time, Theron started photographing Maddie in all sorts of cute places and poses. He didn’t even realize when she suddenly became his muse. Theron soon discovered that his best friend has a particular skill for balancing on things, and after a publisher contacted him, he made a book “Maddie on Things.” As the title suggests, the book features photos of Maddie’s special skill. 

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Capermom
Community Member
3 months ago

Awwww... <3

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Weim Central
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3 months ago

How do YOU prefer to travel?

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Maddie also inspired Theron to make another documentary project, “Why We Rescue.” This sensitive and warm project features people from New York who adopted dogs from animal shelters. Theron aimed to make this project special and instead of focusing on the sad aspects of animal rescue, he pointed out only the positive things about it. He focused on what happens after a canine is rescued: the joy and wholeness that they can bring to a person’s life. Just like Maddie brought to his. 

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Iva Kazalova
Community Member
3 months ago

Maddie is so zen 😍😍😍

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Colin L
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3 months ago

Yep. That's who furniture is for!

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Theron’s photos show Maddie enjoying the simple things in life: laying on the flower fields, warming next to the fireplace, swimming in the ocean, and running free in the fields. That’s a perfect reminder to us that in this fast-paced world, we should not forget to enjoy our lives and the little things inside it. And if you have a lovely canine by your side, your life is whole.

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Suzanne Clark
Community Member
3 months ago

Love it. If she were any more relaxed, she'd be a cat.

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BabyBooby
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful shot

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Capermom
Community Member
3 months ago

Singing the song of her people.

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Colin L
Community Member
3 months ago

That is a cute dog with a long coat!

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Iva Kazalova
Community Member
3 months ago

I nose this is going to be an epic trip!

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ktdidit
Community Member
3 months ago

What a special boy there :)

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Capermom
Community Member
3 months ago

Awww...cute little helper...

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Colin L
Community Member
3 months ago

Clearly loves posing for the camera.

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Capermom
Community Member
3 months ago

Bwahahaha..!! Cute thief.

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Birma Gustafsson
Community Member
3 months ago

Heaven!

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Liam Weiss
Community Member
3 months ago

That face when you have to wake up early..

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K. Kerry Kozak
Community Member
3 months ago

Best teepee ever!

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Capermom
Community Member
3 months ago

<3

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ktdidit
Community Member
3 months ago

I will take them both please!

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Colin L
Community Member
3 months ago

Love that doggie grin!

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Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 months ago

I got your back, dad!

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Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 months ago

Yur pizza, now my pizza!

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qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
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3 months ago

Is it just me, or are the dogs eyes always closed in these photos?

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Colin L
Community Member
3 months ago

Slurp! (Just no chocolate! )

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Colin L
Community Member
3 months ago

Spot the angel in the picture...

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Foock Auff
Community Member
3 months ago

This dog knows EXACTLY where the best spot in the house is. Mood.

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Kevin Donegan
Community Member
3 months ago

Two gingers soaking in a hot pot!

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