Ryan Redman of Arnold with his family's dog, Lucky.

Ryan Redman of Arnold with his family's dog, Lucky.

The Redmans of Arnold got Lucky – a Dalmatian, pit bull and Labrador mix who has markings around one eye that look like a black eye – at the same time their son, Ryan, was sporting a shiner.

Jodi Redman said Lucky, now 3, joined the family in June 2017, a few days after the Redmans returned from a vacation in Gulf Shores, Ala. Unfortunately, Ryan got a black eye in a boating accident during the trip.

“He'd been asking, begging for a puppy for years, and we finally decided to surprise him after returning home from this trip,” Jodi said. “We went to (a pet store, where rescue dogs were offered for adoption) in Arnold and there he was. It was like it was meant to be. This little snow-white puppy had a black eye on the same side as our son. When we picked him up, we also happened to notice the big, black heart on his back, too. The rest is history.”

She said her family likes to care for rescue dogs.

“We have had rescue dogs in the past,” Redman said. “Lucky is a rescue and he’s the best one we’ve had, by far. He’s so calm. He loves kids.”

Lucky loves to play.

“If Ryan plays outside, Lucky whines to go out with him,” Jodi said. “He’s such a fun-loving dog. The kids in the neighborhood love him.”

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