Maddie, the rescued coonhound who has become an Instagram and Tumblr sensation, will appear at Broadway Books in Portland along with her human companion and photographer, Theron Humphrey. They will present their new book, Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project about Dogs and Physics.
Maddie’s special talent is balancing on things. Beach balls. Horses. Shopping carts. Railroad crossing lights. Open refrigerator doors. Fire Hydrants. Much more. She has supernatural balancing and posing powers, and they are documented perfectly in this marvelous new book, which is a record of a trip she took in 2011 with Mr. Humphrey that took them to every state in the Union and covered more than 65,000 miles.
The photographs can be seen on their website. This year, the pair are touring the country again, promoting animal rescue and appearing at one bookstore in each state.
As the owner of a rescued Coonhound, Cinnamon, I became intrigued by Maddie's patience and the special place she has claimed in Theron's life. She is a sweet dog you'll fall in love with.
Maddie will meet everyone and perform a few balancing tricks, and books will be pawprinted with a special stamp. Since she prefers to be the queen of the show, the book store respectfully requests that everyone else leave their dog at home. Also, food distracts her, so please, no doggie treats.
Broadway Books is located at 1714 NE Broadway, Portland. This event is free and open to the public. Stop by at 7 p.m. on October 1st. If you can't go, you can purchase Maddie on Things on Amazon.com.