Thank you very much for your response. I had never considered placing a towel over the ig. I would think that would cause more stress, but it seems to work well. I have actually been able to pick Izzy up using that technique and also by wearing a pair of gloves. I have been successful in picking Izzy up four times since reading your response.
You suggested feeding them a treat while holding them. I was wondering what is a good treat for them? I have not really given Izzy anything I consider a treat. Your response on this is greatly appreciated.