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, reminiscing about his best friend, a dog that not only inspired him to write ‘Rocky’ but who also played an important role in the film, revealed little known details about their early life together and the dog that kept him going during some of the toughest times in his life.
Stallone met the Bull Mastiff puppy, who he named Butkus after the famed Chicago Bears linebacker, in 1971. Broke, hungry, and living in a tiny apartment above a New York subway stop in Hell’s Kitchen, Stallone and Butkus became the very best of friends. It was during their time together in that flophouse that Stallone began screenwriting.
“When I was 26, totally broke, going nowhere VERY fast… I had my dog, BUTKUS, my best friend…”
These Dogs Were Rescued From a Dog Meat Farm And Were Terrified Of Humans But Watch Them Learn To Love And Trust Again
The South Korean dog meat industry is one that most of us would like to pretend doesn’t exist, but the hard truth is that it does. At this very moment, there are thousands of dogs who are awaiting their death in terrible conditions, living in utter fear of all humans.
A lucky few get rescued from this fate, but that’s just the beginning of their journey. For Robin and Kaya, it took tons of care to get them to not think humans were going to treat them like a commodity.
After failing to acclimate at a shelter, Robin and Kaya were sent to ASPCA’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Center.
There, the employees study these severe cases, and find ways to help them become happy dogs.
Kaya could hardly function…
1. Through the good and bad, a dog will never leave their soldier’s side.
2. Bodza, an 11-year-old military dog, was put down last week due to health complications after a lifetime of serving his country. His handler, Kyle Smith of the U.S. Air Force was paired with Bodza in 2012 during a deployment in Kyrgyzstan and then adopted him after the canine’s retirement. “I’ve never cried that much my entire life,” he said. “I held him in my arms the entire time.”
A Franciscan monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia, recently made international headlines after adopting an abandoned schnauzer and making him one of their own.
How the “world’s hairiest Franciscan monk” ended up at the San Francisco de Cochabamba monastery, four months ago, is still a mystery, but what matters is that he’s now one of the family. Named Carmelo, the adorable schnauzer has become known as Fray Bigotón (Spanish for ‘Friar Mustache’) on the internet, after photos of him dressed in his own little Franciscan robe went viral online.
Bat enjoys some watermelon
I will find you, and I will catch you
#1. Peaches loves to cuddle with sick patients at this rehabilitation center
#2. This “Super Mutt,” Joca travels all the way to Brazil to help children in need