Los Angeles, Sep 8 (IANS) Actor Dwayne Johnson saved his two new French Bulldog puppies from drowning in the family pool.
“(I) bring them home and immediately take them outside so they can start learning how to handle their business and p**ty 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,” Johnson explained on Instagram while holding the puppies Brutus and Hobbs, reports eonline.com.
While Hobbs was able to doggy paddle, Brutus immediately freaked out over the water and began to sink.
“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,” the “Furious 7” star recalled.
“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.”
Johnson also warned old and new dog owners about the importance of water safety.
“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 cell phone to safety,” he explained.
“Don’t keep it in your pocket… like I did. #BRUTUSLives #HOBBSCanSwim #MyCellPhonesDead #AndNoMouthToMouthNeeded #HappyLaborDay.”