Yes, I'm supporting her ear with a warm cloth, and making - or trying to make - the experience as unpleasant as possible. I kiss her, spend time with her first, brushing her (she loves that) then bring out the dreaded utensils and perform the test. My technique has improved, but her attitude has not I tried again today right after her morning feeding and shot; I want to obtain a semi-fasting test from overnight, but don't want to risk a scamper-and-hide-under-the bed before she gets her shot. I know that's shooting blind, but she's doing so well overall, though last night she pee'ed more again. Not rivers of urine, but one med-sized paddy and two larger-sized ones, plus the water bowl was half empty, so she's definitely drinking more at night, too. But I failed in my attempt, as the moment she ate and got her shot, she glanced at me with that sidelong look, "Yeah, I KNOW where this is heading" and she eluded me, making her mad dash under the bed, the little witch. On the upside, her revert-to-feral instinct is a great sign of improvement, as when she was really feeling lousy, she barely cared if a bomb went off. And she was always more timid and wary than Boy, though very affectionate once you gain her trust. On the downside, it's fu&#ing up my attempt to get a reading on her levels from overnight. I can get a mid-day reading more easily, while she's eating lunch. She seems more relaxed, then. It's just the morning. She's like her daddy in the morning: in no mood to be bothered. I'll take her into the vet at the end of the month, as scheduled, for fructosamine tests. At this point, hauling her into a carrier and forking out $500 is my only choice.