We took Autumn to get her hair trimmed. It was 5 inches long! Now it's about 4.5 inches long, when its stretched out at any rate. She was fine until the scissors came near her head. Then she let the whole world know how she felt about this new form of torture. She stood in my lap while I wore a cape and she wore a cape. We tried sitting her in my lap but that was worse. At least standing up there was less arching of her back.