The Rock Saves Puppy From Drowning

We can now add ‘saviour of puppies’ to Dwayne 'The Rock’ Johnson’s already admirable CV.

In a post on his Instagram page yesterday, the 'San Andreas’ star revealed how he had to take the plunge into his pool after one of his new French bulldogs got himself into trouble.

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Next to a picture of himself looking especially buff and carrying his two new hounds, he wrote: “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) sinks head 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 went on.

“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 cell phone to safety. Don’t keep it in your pocket… like I did.”

The Rock: Wrestler, actor, Throwback Thursday winner, wedding officiator (see below)… and now, puppy saver.

We salute you, Dwayne Johnson.

Image credit: Instagram