The Rock posted about his heroic rescue on Instagram on Monday
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson certainly had an exciting, adrenaline-filled Labor Day weekend.
The Ballers star adopted two French Bulldog puppies and within hours of bringing them home ended up having to rescue one of them from certain death.
Sharing a photo on Instagram on Monday that showed him standing in his swimming pool fully clothed and holding the tiny pups in his hands, the action hero told his story in the picture’s caption.
“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,” Johnson wrote. “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.”
The former wrestler then jumped into action.
“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,” The Rock continued.
The 43-year-old then shared three lessons he learned from the experience.
“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[l] phone to safety. Don’t keep it in your pocket… like I did.”