We use a spork to empty the catfood can into ourkittyboys’ bowls. We then mix the food with water–per vet instruction–to create a nice soup (for Del) and porridge (less water, for Finn). This method has helped Del lose weight (water fills him up; he eats less), and has improved Finn’s teeth—the water’s washed away the tarter build-up. Feeding the cats is 3x-a-day ritual.

Sporks bring me joy. The bowl catches the good gravy, the tines stir the food & water to make soup/porridge.

Facts are fun, too.

From Salon’s history of the Spork:

  • “Spork”—first appearance in a dictionary: 1909
  • First patent, issued 1970
  • The spork is uncategorizable, just ask Wall-E
  • “Both terrapin forks & ice cream spoons were sporks in all but name (they were known as “runcible spoons” after the Edward Lear poem“—a poem my grandmother would recite to my delight when I was a kid, and possibly why I like poetry now.
  • Sporks are “devoid of culture”, have “no particular mores and demands no etiquette”
  • Fast food restaurants & institutions love ’em: 2 plastic utensils for the price of one.
  • Prison sporks are orange & even more woefully weak, so they can’t be used as a weapon.
  • However. My favorite:
  • In 2008, a man was arrested in Anchorage, Alaska, for attempting an armed robbery with a spork from a fried-chicken restaurant. The victim’s body was gashed with four “parallel scratches.”  Spork

One thought on “Sporks

  1. We have two metal ones taken from Lufthansa. They are fantastic, but I feel terrible having stolen them.

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