Dog finds new friend in Trooper

MOUNT VERNON — Friday evening, Abby the dog was able to cross another item off of her bucket list — meeting Trooper, the three-legged deer.

Mark Sutherland and his 16-year-old Whippet, Abby, have been traveling the country, crossing items off of a bucket list Sutherland created for his 4-legged friend to make her last few years something incredible.

“The thing I wanted was for Abby to make a friend,” Sutherland said.

Although Sutherland and Abby live in Los Angeles and Worthington, Ohio, he isn’t a stranger the Mount Vernon area. His grandparents, Neil and Dorothy Olson, were business owners in Mount Vernon, and it is where his mother, Brenda, grew up. She now lives in Worthington, which is where he first heard of Trooper.

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  • Chelsea Olms/News Mark Sutherland holds his dog, Abby, a 16-year-old Whippet, as she meets Trooper, the three-legged deer. The meeting was planned as part of Abby’s bucket list and will be included in an independent film, “Abby’s List, A Dogumentary.”
  • Chelsea Olms/News Mark Sutherland holds his dog, Abby, a 16-year-old Whippet, as she meets Trooper, the three-legged deer. The meeting was planned as part of Abby’s bucket list and will be included in an independent film, “Abby’s List, A Dogumentary.”
  • Chelsea Olms/News Mark Sutherland holds his dog, Abby, a 16-year-old Whippet, as she meets Trooper, the three-legged deer. The meeting was planned as part of Abby’s bucket list and will be included in an independent film, “Abby’s List, A Dogumentary.”
  • Chelsea Olms/News Mark Sutherland holds his dog, Abby, a 16-year-old Whippet, as she meets Trooper, the three-legged deer. The meeting was planned as part of Abby’s bucket list and will be included in an independent film, “Abby’s List, A Dogumentary.”
  • Chelsea Olms/News Mark Sutherland holds his dog, Abby, a 16-year-old Whippet, as she meets Trooper, the three-legged deer. The meeting was planned as part of Abby’s bucket list and will be included in an independent film, “Abby’s List, A Dogumentary.”
  • Chelsea Olms/News Mark Sutherland holds his dog, Abby, a 16-year-old Whippet, as she meets Trooper, the three-legged deer. The meeting was planned as part of Abby’s bucket list and will be included in an independent film, “Abby’s List, A Dogumentary.”

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