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Dwayne Johnson with daughter Tia on Instagram.

It's one of those well-known facts of life: Parenting means having to endure the pain of endless kid song sing-alongs on loops.

Wrestling icon, action star, Disney demigod and tequila aficionado Dwayne Johnson is no exception. The Rock recently shared with fans on Instagram his own version of parental hell, to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."


Johnson's young daughter Tiana had been giving an in-car concert for so long, he decided to record the torture on his phone.

Detailing his predicament, he wrote in the caption, "Keep in mind I started shooting this after 15 minutes straight of listening to this song. I even tried to draw the note out at the end to give the feeling that the song was ending … Clearly it wasn't. Ever. Going. To End."

Then there's the moment every parent has to face: the false stop. As little Tia seems (key word there) to be coming to an end, Daddy Dwayne's eyes widen in hope. He tries to really drive it home by elongating the the end note of "dreeeeeeaam" to signify a big finish.

Spoiler alert: It doesn't finish. It keeps going merrily, merrily, merrily along. At this point, through the forced grin known to many a mom and dad, he says, "You just keep singing baby, I love it."

Though Johnson's life was less like a dream—and more like a nightmare—in that moment, he did offer a silver lining of sound life advice in the caption of his post:

"Sometimes we just gotta sit back, laugh and surrender to rowing the boat gently down the f****** stream."

By the way, it's not always musical abuse with Johnson and his daughters. There are plenty of times when he gladly participates in sing-alongs. See below:

Dwayne Johnson sings "You're Welcome" while washing hands with his daughter. www.youtube.com

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

This article originally appeared on 04.13.18


Teens have a knack for coming up with clever ways to rage against the system.

When I was in high school, the most notorious urban legend whispered about in hallways and at parties went like this: A teacher told his class that they were allowed to put "anything" on a notecard to assist them during a science test. Supposedly, one of his students arrived on test day with a grown adult at his side — a college chemistry major, who proceeded to stand on the notecard and give him answers. The teacher was apparently so impressed by the student's cunning that he gave him a high score, then canceled class for the rest of the week because he was in such a good mood.

Of course, I didn't know anyone who'd ever actually try such a thing. Why ruin a good story with reality — that pulling this kind of trick would probably earn you detention?

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