I've been on this forum several times asking for help, telling people he refused to let me test him... I suspected he had too much insulin one day and I thought 'heck with it' i'm doing it again for the umpteenth time. I was able to position him right (it's easiest to wake him when he's napping. i don't do it when he's hard asleep). for the FIRST TIME he allowed me to prick his ear. I'll admit it took a couple pokes to get it but I got it! And now I'm to the point i usually get it the first try. Since then i've got him to finally let me test. he still struggles sometimes but it's very minimal, and after i get the sample i put the tester down while it counts down and give hi m tons of attention, and I can tell he really likes it. I also don't just run in to test. I position the strip almost all the way in, but just enough out to not activate. When it's time I push it in and while it's going through the motions i start petting. after a few seconds now he lets me. sometimes he still fights me, but in the last four days I've gotten a successful test. not one failure. ANyway, i've been averaging about 5 tests per day, but i want to slow that down some. I need to get a feel for his levels. I was definitely correct. When i started testing him I immediately cut him back 50%. Now I've got things under control i was looking for a blank spreadsheet you guys use. I used excel with a generic list. I'd like to post my results but first I'd like to find the template again on Google Docs so i can fill mine out. Can someone point me to that empty one? Thank you! and I'm SOOOOO much happier now. no more stressing if he doesn't eat on my schedule for injections. no more wondering how he is. No more runs to the vet to check him. no more glucose curves or fructosamines. I feel like I've been liberated!