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When Dwayne Johnson isn’t busy being an action star, he’s actually still doing the same thing. The Rock had a pretty crazy Labor Day weekend on his hands. We just got a new house, and he was taking his two dogs, French bulldogs named Brutus and Hobbs, to check out the new digs.
As they were exploring the yard, they both had the not-so-bright idea of diving into the pool. And these dogs, by the way, are notoriously bad swimmers. According to Johnson’s retelling of the story on his Instagram account, Hobbs was actually trying to keep afloat by doggy paddling, but Brutus sank like a brick.
The Rock had to jump in the pool, still fully clothed, and save his puppies. He was successfully able to save them, but what he couldn’t save was his phone, since he forgot to take it out of his pocket before jumping in.
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