The Rock Rescues Puppies From Pool


Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, had a pretty eventful Labor Day weekend. According to his Instagram account, his two French bulldogs Brutus and Hobbs decided to take a swim in his pool. But there was one problem, they aren’t really that good at swimming.

Johnson explained that the dogs were new to the home and that he let them explore the yard a bit. And of course, they decided that they wanted to take a swim immediately. He said that Hobbs started trying to swim, but Brutus just fell to the bottom. So Johnson dove right into the pool, fully clothed and was able to get them out.

The actor did learn one important lesson from all this. He joked that if you ever need to dive into your pool to save your dogs from drowning, make sure you take your phone out of your pocket first. Well, it’s not like he can’t afford a new one.

Here’s a fun Labor Day weekend story… We just decided to add two new members to our Johnson family. Baby French Bulldogs. In my right hand is BRUTUS and in my left hand is HOBBS. Bring them home and immediately take them outside so they can start learning how to “handle their business and potty like big boys”. I set them both down and they both take off in a full sprint and fall right into the deep end of our pool. HOBBS immediately starts doggy paddling while BRUTUS (like a brick) sink heads first to the bottom of the pool. I take off into a full sprint, fully clothed, dive in the pool, swim to the bottom, rescue my brick, I mean BRUTUS and bring him back to the edge of the pool. He was a little delirious.. took a moment, threw up all the water he swallowed and looked up at me as if to say, “Thank God you didn’t have to give me mouth to mouth!” and then ran off to play with his brother. A few lessons I’ve learned today.. A) Not all puppies have the instinct to doggie paddle. B) Some puppies (like BRUTUS) will be so in shock by experiencing water they will sink extremely fast so react quick. C) While spiriting to save your puppies life, before you dive in, try and throw your cel phone to safety. Don’t keep it in your pocket… like I did. #BRUTUSLives #HOBBSCanSwim #MyCelPhonesDead #AndNoMouthToMouthNeeded #HappyLaborDay

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