There aren’t many memories in life that linger on quite like lost love. It doesn’t really matter whether you are an eight year old kid or a grown up man, the thing about memories is when they hit you, you are taken for an emotional ride through time.
And if the dear one you’ve lost is a dog — it remains paw-printed in your heart forever.
Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone, best known for donning the one-man-army roles in “Rocky” and “Rambo,” hasn’t really forgotten his long lost dog from three decades ago.
Syslvester Stallone’s dog tribute is an epic story.
Recently Stallone took to Instagram to share a heartwarming tribute to his old dog Butkus, whom he had adopted in the years prior to his success in Hollywood.
In a follow-up post, Stallone shares how monumental was Butkus’s support to him while he worked on the screenplay of a movie regarding a struggling boxer’s rise to fame — Rocky!
In the fairy tale ending, Stallone and his dog came out eventual winners as “Rocky” (1976), the iconic story of an underdog boxer, became a box-office hit! Not only that, but it also won an Oscar for Best Picture, launching Stallone to stardom.
Dogs shape our lives in ways more than one, never to be forgotten, their love stays even beyond the doors of death.
Don’t we all have a little Butkus of our own, looking at us with love, across the years gone by 🙂
On that thought, also see Fiona Apple’s tribute to her dog and these dog lovers who did awesome things for their dogs!