Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson came up big on Monday when he rescued one of his two new French bulldog puppies just hours after bringing it home to the family!
[ Related: The Rock Is Bringing More Disney To The Big Screen! ]
As it went, Johnson shared a story on Instagram with the corresponding photo (above), describing an unusual first encounter his new puppies Brutus and Hobbs had with the Johnson family pool:
"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."
Ruh-roh!!! Save that puppy, Dwayne!!
"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."
Whew!! Fortunately, The Rock even gives puppy rearing lessons, too:
"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."
Not a bad day when the only thing lost is a cell phone!
And here's to many years ahead of Brutus and Hobbs running around the pool instead of, you know, falling right over the edge!
[Image via Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson/Instagram.]
Tags: awwwww, brutus, cute!, cuteness!, dog, dwayne "the rock" johnson, french bulldog, heartwarming, hobbs, instagram, puppy