Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has revealed that he saved his pet baby French bulldog from drowning yesterday.
The wrestler-turned-actor, recently seen in Fast & Furious 7 and San Andreas, shared his tale of real-life heroics on Instagram, explaining that he dived into his swimming pool fully-clothed after one of his two baby French bulldogs, Brutus, fell in and struggled to doggy-paddle.
Brutus suffered no long-term effects from his fall, but Johnson admitted that he made a basic error before leaping into the swimming pool, telling fans who find themselves in a similar situation: “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.”
Check out Johnson posing with Brutus (right) and his other baby French bulldog Hobbs (left) below.
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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
Johnson’s underwater rescue bodes well for one of his upcoming film roles. The actor is attached to star in a big screen version of Baywatch, with Zac Efron poised to join him in the franchise’s iconic red Speedos.