In Memory of Bawk-Bawk

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About Darrelyn Saloom

Darrelyn Saloom co-wrote My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl who Yearns to Box (Glasnevin, 2012) with world champion boxer, Deirdre Gogarty, but her pugilistic passions are confined to a keyboard. Darrelyn lives with her husband and various critters on a horse farm in south Louisiana, where she is working on a collection of personal essays and stories. To learn more, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter: @DarrelynSaloom
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33 Responses to In Memory of Bawk-Bawk

  1. Chris says:

    Sorry for your loss Mom. I know how much you love that chicken.

    • Darrelyn Saloom says:

      Thanks, Chris. It’s been a rough few weeks. But I’m looking forward to a trip to Ohio on Friday to meet Baby Jane.

  2. Jane Bretl says:

    So sorry to hear about Bawk-Bawk… A very special chicken indeed.

  3. christianmotu says:

    So sorry to hear about Bawk Bawk. Such an entertaining and lovely life!

  4. Carolyn says:

    I was sorry to hear about the loss of Bawk Bawk.

    • Darrelyn Saloom says:

      Thanks, Carolyn. I’m so lost on the farm without her on my heels. She followed me everywhere.

  5. Sally and Louis says:

    Darrelyn, Danny and black cat…so so sorry about the loss of your family member!! She chose your farm in which to live and in return you took such good care of her. I will have to bring you one egg each morning now in memory of her.

  6. Katy Richard says:

    Oh, sweet and funny Bawk Bawk! You will be missed. So sorry for your loss, Darrylen.

  7. Jeanne Heller says:

    So sorry about Bawk Bawk. I loved seeing her relationship with Nip Nip played out in photographs. Very special and a great loss to her friend and her family.

  8. Jennifer LeBlanc says:

    Darrelyn, I really loved the slide show of pictures of your much-loved pet. I wish you could have enjoyed Bawk Bawk for a longer time. Thank you for sharing your very unique buddy with your friends. Hugs to you and Danny.

  9. baweibel says:

    I did not know about Bawk-Bawk, so I hope at some point, when your sadness passes a bit, you’ll be able to write words to accompany the photos. Much love to you.

  10. Darrelyn Saloom says:

    There’s a story in captions on the bottom of each photo, Barbara.

    • baweibel says:

      Hi Darrelyn – I saw the captions, but they just tantalized me. I’d love to read a narrative piece about how Bawk-Bawk came into your life and what it brought to your life.

  11. Bawk-Bawk and your kitty were such good friends. Thank you for this little tribute to a wonderful chicken!

  12. I see a children’s story book in the making, “Nippy and Bawk-Bawk”!

  13. donnacarrick says:

    My condolences, Darrelyn. What a lovely tribute!
    Donna Carrick

  14. Greg says:

    Glad I got to meet the BawkX2 just before her untimely demise. Glad Danny agreed to give the Friday shot and relieve me of potential guilt. Sorry for your grief. Enjoy the farm! You have created a wonderful place for yourself and future Bawks!

    • Darrelyn Saloom says:

      I’m glad you were able to meet her, too, Greg. We enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

  15. Debra Marrs says:

    Darrelyn, my heart dropped to my toes when I read the subject of your blog post in my email. I’m SO sorry you lost Bawk-Bawk. She loved everything about the farm. Clearly, she knew the BEST place to land when she found you too. Your heart must be heavy with the loss. Sending you lots of love to bolster you, day by day, friend.

  16. cynthia says:

    Oh no… I can’t believe it. I only knew her through your writing and photos, but I will miss her. So sorry. xo

  17. Darrelyn Saloom says:

    Thanks, Cynthia. She will live forever in stories and pictures. 🙂

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