I am proud to say that bubba has continued to build a healthy attachment relationship with his spoon, first introduced here.
He and the spoon continue to relationship-build, sharing many hours of play time. Sometimes true friends just don't need to talk, they can just be together, you know?
While he remains possessive of his attachment to the spoon,
...he can now be parted from his spoon without tears, yet rejoices in being reunited with it. He has the occasional playdate with a spatula or ladle, but he lovingly returns again and again to the primary kitchen implement relationship, the spoon.
I think he is going to make a great spouse one day.