Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Heartbroken Over The Death Of His Dog Brutus
One month after Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson saved his dog Brutus from drowning, the unfortunate pooch had to be put to sleep after accidentally eating a poisonous mushroom.
Johnson shared the sad news on Instagram, explaining that Brutus ate the mushroom while playing outside with his brother Hobbs. Even though The Rock was fast to react, there was simply nothing he could have done – the poison destroyed the dog’s liver and immune system and Dwayne had to make the heartbreaking decision to end Brutus’ misery.
Here’s Dwayne’s message for all dog owners out there:
“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.”
To make the whole story even more devastating, just a few days after The Rock adopted the two French bulldog brothers, Brutus almost drowned in his pool. Johnson, who saved him then, ended his online tribute to Brutus with the hashtag #WishICouldveSavedYouOneMoreTime.
Another reminder we have to live and love as greatly as we can today, because tomorrow is never guaranteed. 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. As all puppies and dogs do, he ate a mushroom while playing outside with his brother Hobbs. This mushroom happened to have a lethal toxicity and within hours it was rapidly destroying his liver and immune system to the point of no return. 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. Thank you Dr. Deckelbaum and Dr. West and the incredibly caring nurses and staff at The Animal Medical Center At Cooper City. We’ll always love you Brutus.. and you’ll always be my lil’ main man and rough housing Brute. #RIPBrutus #WishICouldveSavedYouOneMoreTime