Dwayne Johnson aka the Rock got a initiated into the joys and scary stuff that comes along with being a new puppy parent over Labor Day weekend. The former wrestler turned movie star and his family added to French Bulldog puppies to their household and immediately Johnson had to jump into real-life action hero.
Johnson brought the puppies named Hobbs and Brutus into the backyard for some potty training but the moment Johnson put them down the two sprinted away and fell right into the pool. Whereas Hobbs instantly began to doggie paddle, Brutus sank “like a rock”. Johnson explains on Instagram how he sprinted after them and dived into the pool, fully clothed, to rescue his puppy!
Here’s “the Rock’s” full account:
“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”
Whew! Sounds like an eventful introduction to puppyhood. I’m sure after that scare the family will be keeping a close eye on the pups and be planning to give Brutus some much needed swimming lessons!
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