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Dwayne Johnson spent Labour Day saving his new puppies

Now that's what we call a hero

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 8 Sep 2015

Dwayne saves puppies
Photo: therock/Instagram

While most people spent Labour Day getting pampered, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson had to play lifeguard to his two new French bulldog pups.

According to his Instagram post that he shared yesterday, the puppies named Brutus (the beige one) and Hobbs (the black and white one) had made a beeline for the swimming pool as soon as Dwayne brought them home.

Unfortunately for Dwayne, he had to learn the hard way that not all dogs have the instinct to swim.

"We just decided to add two new members to our Johnson family," Dwayne wrote. "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," he continued. "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."

Another lesson to take away: remember to "throw your cell phone to safety" before you do any water rescues. Dwayne learned that the hard way, too.

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