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'Don't assume they can doggie paddle' - The Rock' saves his puppy from drowning

Published 08/09/2015 | 20:14

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson with his puppies Hobbs and Brutus
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson with his puppies Hobbs and Brutus

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was forced to jump into his pool fully-clothed to save his two new French Bulldog pups Hobbs and Brutus.

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The People's Champion was attending a Labor Day berbecue with his family and friends when his new pets suddenly rushed into the swimming pool but the Hollywood A-lister was on his toes and rescued the dogs.

He took to Instagram to describe the drama and offered some tips for others who may find themselves in a similar situation.

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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