The Tribute Paid by Sylvester Stallone To His Old Dog Will Make Your Heart Melt
Dog lovers have an unexplainable thing for dogs and only they can understand about the mark dogs leave in their lives. Due to this, they continue to honor their dog at all times.
Although Sylvester Stallone sports a macho look in all his movies, he was a proud dad to a pup, named as Butkus. It was only last week that he posted on Instagram to pay tribute to his old dog that he had adopted before he saw success in Hollywood.
The Instagram post is too cute and he spoke about how broke he was at 26 and all he had was two pairs of pants, shoes with holes and a strong urge to succeed in life. But, it was Butkus that remained his companion throughout his life and loved him unconditionally.
Butkus was by his side when he wrote Rocky and during bad times, he had to sell Butkus for $40. However, when he became successful, the first thing he did was go back and buy his dog. The owner sensed the desperation and charged him $15,000, which Sylvester did not hesitate to pay!
I absolutely love pictures like this. When I was 26, totally broke, going nowhere VERY fast, owned two pair of pants that barely fit, shoes that had holes in them and dreams of being successful were as far away as the sun… But I had my dog, BUTKUS, my best friend, my confidant, Who always laughed at my jokes, and put up with my moods, and was the one living thing that loved me for who I was! #man’s best friend#BullMastiff #Loyalty #NewYorkCity#AmericanDreams
1971… Since we're on the subject of " man's best friend" this is myself and Butkus as a puppy , we were both , thin , hungry and living in a flophouse above a subway stop, I used to say this apartment had " … Hot and cold running roaches" anyway there was not much to do except spend time with each other and that's where I started to learn the craft of screenwriting. Since I never went out, I relied on his companionship , And actually it was his idea to write Rocky, but don't tell anyone…. Years later when things got even worse I had to sell him for $40 in front of a 7-Eleven store,because I couldn't afford food, then like A modern day miracle, the screenplay for Rocky sold, and I could buy and buy him back, but the new owner knew I was desperate, and charged me $15,000 … He was worth every penny! #New York City #HellsKitchen #BullMastiff #It'sADogsWorld. #MoreToCome#inspiration #ThunderingYourHeart #GoingThedistance