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Sneaker-Stealing Seagulls

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This little seagull stole sneakers…

This scary mummy stole none.

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This little seagull ate All the Way Arame Salad

This little seagull had fun.

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And this cute Pink Doughnut Eater sucked his thumb all the way home.

Because I run mainly on grass, my sneakers do not smell too pleasant. (Understatement of the century.) My sneakers smell disgusting!  So, unless a downpour is predicted, said smelly sneakers remain outside when not in use.

A few weeks ago, while my family was vacationing at the beach, I went outside to lace up my sneakers in preparation for my morning run… but someone had beaten me to it. There were two seagulls, red handed beaked, at the scene of the crime, attacking my poor shoes! Luckily, those durable sneakers suffered no lasting damage. But I shudder to imagine why anyone would choose—by his or her own free will—to eat something that smells so repugnant.

Seagulls are strange specimens indeed.

Published on August 13, 2009

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  1. Jessica says

    Hehe, I’m pretty sure that birds have a bad sense of smell anyway 😉 I just got a new pair of running shoes and my joints are already thanking me! I wish I had the option to run on grass like you, but I live in the city and it’s all concrete here.

  2. DJ says

    They must have tasted really savoury to attract seagulls – aged like a nice bottle of wine, fruitcake or sauerkraut perhaps? (^_^)

  3. *Andrea* says

    cute post from a cute blogger 😉 seagulls can be very strange and sneaky – i went to the beach 2 days ago and a seagull grabbed the pretzels out of my ziplock bag that was resting on my towel right next to me!!

  4. broccolihut says

    Haha, seagulls are strange/hungry creatures. I’m not sure any living thing would want to stick their schnoz into my sneakers!

  5. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    CD always runs on the grass too – much less impact, and much better for the bod.

    My theory is that you accidentally dropped some banana bread blended grains on your shoe one morning without realizing. The birds simply smelled to goodness. 🙂

  6. Jessica says

    Haha, I keep my sneaks in the garage because of critters 🙂

    I just found your blog, and love that you did a week of spiralized-meals! Your recipes looked awesome 🙂

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