My ugly mug....
My name is Robyn. That's right with a Y. My parents doomed me to a life of having my name spelled wrong. I was teased as a kid and called rocking robin, robin red breast, blah blah blah. Good thing I was a ninja at an early age. My good friends always lovingly called me byrd, byrdie, byrdgirl all through school. So its no surprise how I ended up with a bird dog. It's the reason why my email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my hunting dog photography business is called Byrd Dog Photography and I lurk forums with the tag of Byrdgirl. I guess it was all meant to be.
I love photography, cooking (check out our food blog), hiking, traveling, fly fishing, our GSP's, and punching people in the face. My first true love in life is combat sports. I started doing karate when I was 4, receiving my first black belt when I was 9. When I was 24 I got involved with Mixed Martial Arts and by 25 was fighting in the golden gloves for boxing and my true love Muay Thai kickboxing. I have fought up and down the east coast, trained and fought in Thailand more than once, I held 3 domestic titles and 1 international title as an amateur and was undefeated as a pro. In my regular life I work in sales and marketing as well as teach private striking lessons.
Me playing punchy face
Fighting in Thailand.
Fighting in Thailand.
I was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Roughly two years ago I packed up and headed west to wild and beautiful Montana. I met a wonderful man here named Wyatt and he has since become my husband. Together we have our beloved 2 year old GSP Sage Monkey as well as 11 month old Figs. We also have two cats, a chocolate point Siamese named Bailey and a neurotic chestnut oriental named Little Man. And although I don't have them in my daily possession I will always have my very loved and cherished Cleo and Luna. They have always been and will continue to be lights in my life.
Through Cleo, Luna, Sage and now Figs I have gotten outside almost everyday, we get into fields, ponds and woods more than I would without them. I can't stress enough to other newbies to get out there and trial and hunt test. Meet people, train your pup and get the most out of the experience. It might just change your life. It has for me. So here I am....pics and all. I love my dogs....maybe too much. (Joking, you can never love a good hunting dog too much). And now you've seen me the crazy voice behind this blog. Hopefully you still stick around to continue to listen to me rant and share the hi's and low's of this great sport.