Maddie the Coonhound Puts up the Christmas Tree

Photographer Theron Humphrey is most famous for his photos of his coonhound Maddie standing on objects while they traveled around the United States for an entire year. She’s the center of clear photos that are beautiful in their simplicity. We’ve previously seen her getting ready for Halloween, drinking her morning coffee and dozing in a guitar case. We’re still in the first week of December, but Maddie has already put up her Christmas decorations!

What’s it like to live on the road with a dog? In an interview with Daylight Books, Mr. Humphrey compared it to parenting:

When I first started this project some folks asked me how I’d travel and entire year with a dog. I was nervous. I don’t have kids yet, but I think this is a good way to explain it….I figure most folks are scared about how much their life will change when they have children. How nothing will be the same. They think about the sort of stuff they will have to sacrifice. But when their first child comes into the world they wouldn’t trade it for anything. It becomes they life they know and love.

Traveling with a dog is a tiny slice of that.

-via My Modern Met

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