The 'rescue' lady, will not return my phone calls.
I now suspect that she is not a 'rescue' at all, but a dealer.
I know that is harsh, but if she cared, she would certainly be more helpful and forthright.
Out of concern for other puppies & families - not scorn, I have issued a warning about her so-called 'rescue' operation.
Back to the most important aspect of this particular thread - Clementine.
Regardless of what she / we are going through, I believe that she came into our lives for a reason. She is a tough little girl, and if she can pull through & leave this horrible experience behind, she will be extremely loved & respected for life.
Thank you again for all of your kind thoughts & wishes - they have helped make a tough time, better.
Will keep you posted on the little girl...