Maddie on Things! Coonhound Balances in All 50 States

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updated 03/07/2012 AT 3:50 PM ET

originally published 03/07/2012 AT 4:30 PM ET

Still photos were made for this.

Atlanta-based photographer Theron Humphrey has taken off on a road trip across all 50 states, and he’s brought along his rescued coonhound Maddie, who’s paying her way by standing very still in the strangest places.

Maddie has balanced her paws on fire hydrants, paint cans, even refrigerator doors. Humphrey is sharing these amazing photos, 10 of which you’ll see here, on his blog, Maddie on Things.

“Maddie is always by my side when I photograph other people, so I decided to make her the subject of my photography and pointed my camera at her for a change,” Humphrey says. “Over time it evolved into putting her on funny things because of her nature to stand really still.”

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