While Alvin was still sedated from his hair cut, he was much braver and I was able to hug and pet him. I had to go out to the garage to change laundry and for the first time, Alvin went out with me. He bounded to the far side of the garage and then I heard an odd cry coming from him. He became very afraid of something and started crying his little eyes out. I have no idea what it was but I doubt he will be going out there again any time soon.
Later in the day he was brave enough to bound out the front door when I was coming in. My worst nightmare would be for Alvin to get out because I don't know how easy it would be to catch him, with all his fears and his inability to be able to process the direction of sound. He bounded out about four feet, and much to my relief, he came right back in when I called him. We went through this two more times and each time he came right back in. When he is not sedated, he is good about staying inside but I have learned my lesson about the new and improved brave Alvin when sedated.