Becca Owsley, The News-Enterprise en Parents Agree: Adoption Isn't Easy, but Worth it <p><a href="’s-worth-it-parents-say">At age 3, while brushing her teeth,</a> Ashleigh Lirot looked up at her mother and said, &ldquo;I didn&rsquo;t come out of your tummy, did I?&rdquo; Patty Lirot asked her daughter if she remembered how she became a part of the family. &ldquo;Yes,&rdquo; Ashleigh replied. &ldquo;You flew on an airplane to Guatemala.&rdquo; Lirot told Ashleigh about her birth mother and the poverty that exists in Guatemala. She explained her birth mother wanted Ashleigh to have a loving family who could take care of her. November is National Adoption Awareness Month and National Adoption Day is Saturday. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:02:04 +0000 Becca Owsley, The News-Enterprise 16509 at Stem Cells may help Pug Walk Again <p><a href="">Despite being told he probably </a>would never walk again, Karen Minton took Franklin the Pug into her home and is using a new veterinary treatment to get him back on his feet. Last August, while chasing his owner, Franklin was hit by three cars. The owner was a college student who didn&rsquo;t have the money to care for the injured pug, Minton said. Franklin still has medical problems, but these days he gets around in a specialized wheelchair. The next step is an experimental treatment that uses stem cells from Franklin&rsquo;s body. It will cost around $1,800. Veterinarian Cathy White of Finchville Animal Hospital in Shelby County has had success on other animals at her clinic with the technique. Mon, 13 Jun 2011 14:44:49 +0000 Becca Owsley, The News-Enterprise 6287 at