Dwayne Johnson Rescues His Two Puppies From Drowning in Pool
The actor's new french bulldogs, Brutus and Hobbs, decided to cool off with an impromptu swim over Labor Day weekend.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson learned over the holiday weekend that not all pooches are adept swimmers.
The San Andreas star posted an Instagram photo Monday of himself holding up his two new puppies in the pool. In the caption, Johnson explains that he gave both of the french bulldogs, Hobbs and Brutus, a chance to explore his yard after bringing them home for the first time, and both quickly ran into the pool.
"Hobbs immediately starts doggy-paddling, while Brutus (like a brick) sinks head-first to the bottom of the pool," Johnson writes. "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," the actor continued.
Johnson pointed out that he learned one more lesson from the close call: "While sprinting to save your puppy's life, before you dive in, try and throw your cell phone to safety. Don't keep it in your pocket... like I did."
His Instagram post can be seen below.
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