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The Rock’s Superhero Powers Couldn’t Save His Tiny Puppy

Even the biggest men in the world are helpless against nature. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson recently added two puppies, Brutus and Hobbs, to his family. Both got into lots of trouble as puppies are wont to do. A few weeks ago they made their way in The Rock’s pool and nearly drowned. That was before The Rock came in and saved the lovable pups.

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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Recently though, one pup wasn’t so lucky. Brutus accidentally ate a mushroom outside while playing with Hobbs. Unfortunately, that mushroom was poisonous. It shut down his liver and immune system quite rapidly. That forced The Rock to make a brutal decision.

At approximately 11:15pm last night myself and @laurenhashianofficial had to make the painful decision to end Brutus’ suffering by taking him off of life support and sending his soul to pup heaven. I held his lil’ paw as he was finally at peace.

Boo. Screw mushrooms! Except those ones in Super Mario. THOSE can stay. The Rock gave a PSA for those with puppies.

I encourage all of you out there to be mindful of mushrooms in your yards, parks or anywhere outside your dogs play. What looks innocent, can be deadly to your lil’ family members.

After his PSA, The Rock made like Godzilla, but scarier, and went on a rampage, pulling all the mushrooms out of his yard and stomping his feet.

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