Just like his owner, Brutus the scrappy little bulldog liked to push the limits when it came to living his life. You might remember this was the pup that dove in the deep end of The Rock’s swimming pool just a few weeks ago, only to be plucked from the bottom by Johnson himself. The final moment of the episode was presented on The Rock’s Instagram account, where fans and dog lovers shared in the joy of the happy outcome.
Unfortunately the young dog’s new lease on life was short lived. After finding and eating a poisonous mushroom in the Johnson family backyard earlier this week, Brutus was rushed to emergency veterinary care where doctors were unable to save him.
The Rock posted a touching tribute to his fearless, four-legged friend Tuesday after saying goodbye to the little guy for the last time. He also shared some life-saving advice that all dog owners should heed.