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Sylvester Stallone Just Shared A Tribute To His Old Dog, And It’s Absolutely Beautiful
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Sylvester Stallone Just Shared A Tribute To His Old Dog, And It’s Absolutely Beautiful

Sylvester Stallone, the actor best known for his role in Rocky, just shared the most beautiful tribute to his dog Butkus. The 70-year-old writes: “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!”

Already grabbing a tissue? Wait, cause it gets even sweeter. 1971 was a tough year for Stallone and his doggie. “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.”

“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 him back, but the new owner knew I was desperate, and charged me $15,000 … He was worth every penny!”

Rocky won an Oscar, the two never separated, and Butkus even got to star in the first two movies before his death in 1981.

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Actor Sylvester Stallone just shared the most beautiful tribute to his dog Butkus

“When I was 26, totally broke, going nowhere VERY fast… I had my dog, BUTKUS, my best friend…”

“Who always laughed at my jokes, and put up with my moods, and… loved me for who I was!”

“We were both, thin, hungry, and living in a flophouse above a subway stop”

“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 him back”

“But the new owner knew I was desperate, and charged me $15,000 … He was worth every penny!”

Rocky won an Oscar and Butkus the doggie even got to star in the first two movies before his death in 1981

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Gwinevere von Ludwig
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5 years ago

What kind of dick would charge someone $15,000 for their own dog??

Tim Hussey
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5 years ago

His brother in law in the Rocky films...

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Marc
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5 years ago

It is sad and great at the same time. He was a true friend and that is what so many people experience, who have dogs or cats or other animals. They don't judge. They just stay by your side and help you through troubled times, even you can't afford food or a nice home. Seeing that he had to sell his buddy breaks my heart, as for someone who loves his dog this must be endlessly painful. Glad, he could buy him back later, although the new owner tried to make money from it. It doesn't matter. Money can't buy you friends, love and happiness. This is a great story and he did honor his friend with it as well.

Bunnies are better!!
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5 years ago

Beautiful story!

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Gwinevere von Ludwig
Community Member
5 years ago

What kind of dick would charge someone $15,000 for their own dog??

Tim Hussey
Community Member
5 years ago

His brother in law in the Rocky films...

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Marc
Community Member
5 years ago

It is sad and great at the same time. He was a true friend and that is what so many people experience, who have dogs or cats or other animals. They don't judge. They just stay by your side and help you through troubled times, even you can't afford food or a nice home. Seeing that he had to sell his buddy breaks my heart, as for someone who loves his dog this must be endlessly painful. Glad, he could buy him back later, although the new owner tried to make money from it. It doesn't matter. Money can't buy you friends, love and happiness. This is a great story and he did honor his friend with it as well.

Bunnies are better!!
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5 years ago

Beautiful story!

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