Sylvester Stallone Says It Was His Dog Butkus’ Idea to Write Rocky

Sylvester Stallone pays a touching tribute to his dog, Butkus with two throwback photos.

Sylvester Stallone shared two touching throwback photos of himself with his dog Butkus on Instagram. He wrote about his struggling days when he only had Butkus for company. And how it was his dog who inspired him to write Rocky.

Take a look at his touching tribute to Butkus:

Sylvester StalloneSince 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!