This past weekend, professional wrestler and star of the silver screen Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson made good use of his action hero skills by saving a drowning puppy, proving that he is a hero in real life as well.
Having just adopted two French Bulldog puppies (Hobbs and Brutus), Johnson took them outside to get the lay of the land. Without missing a beat, both puppies made a beeline for the pool, jumping in for a refreshing dip. And while Hobbs was paddling around the pool like a natural water baby, Brutus quickly sank to the bottom of the pool.
Thankfully, Johnson had seen the whole ordeal and before he even had a chance to disrobe or even take his phone out of his pocket, he was diving headfirst into the pool after his new pooch. Within seconds he had baby Brutus in his arms and had gotten him out of the water.
“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.” said Johnson.
While Johnson is totally a hero for rescuing Brutus, his story does pose as a good warning/reminder to new pet parents. When it comes to taking a new puppy into the pool for the first time, make sure you accompany them, as many dogs do not instinctively know how to swim.
On top of that, should a puppy begin to sink, the shock of drowning can cause them to freeze up and sink even quicker. So please, if you are going to take your new pooch into the pool, be nearby and stay vigilant.