VIDEO: Dog hates name ‘Butkus’
You can call Ellie the English bulldog a lot of things, but don’t you dare call her Butkus.Ellie doesn’t mind when her owner calls her Sarah, Mary or Phyllis, but call her Butkus and she snorts and growls. She sounds a lot more like a bull than a dog but manages to stay adorable the entire time.
Jessica, Francine, Precious – they’re all okay too. Just no Butkus.
Butkus is the name of Rocky Balboa’s dog in “Rocky I” and “Rocky II.” We’d prefer to be called Ellie, too.