Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – The Many Faces of Benji by Susanne Swanson

Welcome to the third in the archive series from Susanne Swanson. This week it is just for #catlovers… well for any of us really who are a sucker for a fabulous feline face….

The Many Faces of Benji by Susanne Swanson

“Hey Benji,” I said. “I’d like to take some pictures of you to submit to American Rescue Cats magazine. They’re looking for their next CoverCat. You’d be perfect. Just pretend I don’t have a camera.”

“Sure! Love to!” he replied. “How’s this?”


“Hmmmm,” I said. “Very nice. Only I’m looking for something more relaxed. Maybe you could tone it down just a bit.”

“Okay, okay.” he said excitedly. “I know exactly what you mean. Something more like this?””


“Great Benji,” I said. “Really good…. only … well the eyes, Benji. Maybe we should forget the props and just go for a headshot.”

“Sure!” he said. “I can do it! How about this?”


“Now Benji, don’t get me wrong. It looks great but, well, I was thinking of something a bit more pensive…”

“Got it,” he said, jumping up to the desk. “How’s this?” .

“Good Benji. Good. Say Benji, why don’t we try again tomorrow when we’re fresh?”

“Okay ” he said. “I give up.”


“That’s it Benji! I got it!”

~ just for fun,

@Susanne Swanson and Benji

About Susanne Swanson

Hello! This is Susanne. After years of working in accounting and technology where rules are clear and numbers add up, I decided to explore the other side where roads are meant to be traveled, memories unfurl slowly and cats have been known to talk.

The name of my blog is Cats and Trails and Garden Tales for ‘these are a few of my favorite things.’ Here you will find tales from my favorite felines, Tiger and Benji; and stories and pictures from the Pacific Northwest where I live and other places I visit. Add in my garden, some rain (lots of rain it turns out), a few sunsets and reflections on life, and you have an idea of where we are headed. I hope you come along for the ride.

Susanne shares a post from one of the bloggers who has supported her and is one who is familiar to you… John Rieber who has contributed several of his travel posts in the last six months.

Here is a recent post of John’s that Susanne recommends:

You can connect to Susanne through her blog and discover her current posts:

My thanks to Susanne for sharing these great photos of Benji… and as always your feedback is very much welcome.

If you would like to share one of your posts over Easter and also promote your blog and books then here is the link to tell you more about it.

6 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – The Many Faces of Benji by Susanne Swanson

  1. Pingback: Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up – Madonna, Primulas, Lemon Grass Chicken and Springtime Literature | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

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