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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Leaps to the Rescue With His New Puppy Drowning

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    Actor Dwayne Johnson during a presentation at Disney's D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. on August 14, 2015.

    The Rock was quite the hero over Labor Day weekend

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has two new French Bulldog puppies, but as soon as he brought the four-legged friends into his home, they seemed determined to keep daddy busy.

    "[I] bring them home and immediately take them outside so they can start learning how to 'handle their business and potty like big boys,'" The Rock explained on Instagram while holding puppies Brutus and Hobbs. "I set them both down and they both take off in a full sprint and fall right into the deep end of our pool."

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    What came next was quick and furious thinking that will leave any pet lover very impressed. While Hobbs was able to doggy paddle, Brutus immediately freaked out in the water and began to sink.

     

    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. 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. 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. #BRUTUSLives #HOBBSCanSwim #MyCelPhonesDead #AndNoMouthToMouthNeeded #HappyLaborDay

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    "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 "Fast and Furious" 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."

    While this story ends with a happy ending, The Rock couldn't help but warn new and old dog owners about the importance of water safety.

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    "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."

    Watch Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson make a guest appearance on "Total Divas" Tuesday night at 9 p.m., only on E!

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