Before Sylvester Stallone became an actor, he was a broke man. He lived in an apartment with no air conditioning, and it was such a small space for him and his dog. He adopted his dog, Butkus, when it was only six weeks old. Since then, they have been inseparable.
Though their apartment was cramped, Sylvester made sure that his dog felt comfortable. His priority was always Butkus. This cramped apartment was where he wrote the script for a movie titled Rocky. He knew that he wanted to present this script to producers, but it was very challenging.
Many producers already said no, and since he had no job, he barely had any money for food. Out of his desperation, even though he loved Butkus so much, he was forced to sell him for $40. He sold him to a man he met in a convenience store.
His heart broke when he lost his dog, but he focused on his script and promised that he would get him again. Sylvester finished the script, and finally, a producer offered him money to make it into a movie.
When he was paid for it, the first thing he did was look for the guy who bought his dog. He went back to the convenience store multiple times until he finally found him. He offered to buy Butkus back.
The guy knew that he was desperate to have his dog, so he raised the price. He sold Butkus back to Sylvester for $15,000. Sylvester did not hesitate and paid the amount. All he wanted was to have his best friend again.
When he finally had him, he included him in his movies. Butkus was part of the sequel for Rocky. The two had fun making the movie, and Sylvester was thrilled that he had his dog back. It gave him the chance to provide Butkus with the best life that he promised him.
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