Anyone who's ever loved a dog knows the indelible mark they leave on our lives - a legacy of devotion that lingers on long after they've gone. And it's never too late to honor them for that.
Sylvester Stallone might best be known for his macho-man roles in "Rocky" and "Rambo," but before all that, he was a proud dad to a pup. On Thursday, Stallone took to Instagram to post a tribute to his old dog, named Butkus, whom he adopted in the years prior to his success in Hollywood.
It's surprisingly sweet.
"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," Stallone writes. "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!"