Dwayne Johnson had a sad update for his fans on Tuesday about one of his recently adopted puppies.
The actor shared a photo on Instagram breaking the news that Brutus, one of the two French bulldogs he brought home just a few weeks ago, had to be put to sleep after eating poisonous mushrooms.
“Another reminder we have to live and love as greatly as we can today, because tomorrow is never guaranteed,” he wrote, sharing a photo of him holding the pup. “At approximately 11:15 p.m. last night myself and [girlfriend Lauren Hashian] 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 … We’ll always love you Brutus.. and you’ll always be my lil’ main man and rough housing Brute.”
Johnson had previously saved Brutus from drowning after the dog jumped into the actor’s pool. “He was a little delirious,” Johnson wrote earlier this month after rescuing the dog. “[He] 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 [Hobbs].”
You can see Johnson’s full tribute (and a warning abut toxic mushrooms for fellow animal owners) below.
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 #WishICouldHaveSavedYouOneMoreTime #TheresPickUpTrucksInHeavenYouCanPeeIn