En 1975, la situación financiera del actor era muy diferente a la de ahora. Sólo tenía $100 en el banco así que tomó la difícil decisión de vender a su perro por $40 dólares porque ya no podía mantenerlo. Pero todo cambió cuando finalmente pudo vender el guión de Rocky. Como era de esperarse, lo primero que hizo fue recuperar a Butkus. "Como un milagro, el guión para Rocky se vendió, y lo pude comprar de vuelta, pero el nuevo dueño sabía que yo estaba desesperado y me cobró $15 mil dólares. ¡Valió la pena cada centavo!", escribió en Instagram.
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
Definitivamente el amor por las mascotas es infinito. "Mi confidente, mi mejor amigo", llamó también el actor a su fallecido perro.
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