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The Rock Saved a Drowning Dog over Labor Day Weekend (Pic)

by: Penn Collins On  Tuesday, September 8, 2015


The Rock took one step closer to embodying his superhero persona this weekend as he dove into a pool, fully-clothed, to rescue one of his dogs from drowning. The actor recently took in two French bulldogs, Brutus and Hobbes (Brutus is in his right hand, according to his post), and while potty-training them, they both just hauled ass into the pool. Hobbes held his own in the water, but Brutus sank immediately, prompting the former WWE star to dive into the pool, clothes and all, to scoop up his new pup.

It all ended well, fortunately, and you can read The Rock’s firsthand account right here:

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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