First here is a picture of the only "UNNER THE BED" area. Laz wasn't there (having just run out of view), but look at all those whiskers sticking up! I need to move the headboard away and collect those. And then vacuum...
On the adjustment part, Laz was becoming really good at hiding. I followed him into the basement a couple of times but could never find him. Finally, on Saturday, I discovered his secret!
I have a suspended ceiling in the basement. Several years ago, I had a company lower the suspended ceiling I had installed a decade ago, to install fluorescent light fixtures. They left two of them out because there weren't ones that fit the new way they did the support grid (I have to smile because I, an amateur, did it more efficiently).
There was a missing tile directly above a benchtop tool requiring only a 4' jump. So I was standing in the basement wondering where Laz was hiding and I heard the "slightest" little sounds above me. AHA!
I spread a bit of talcum powder on the top of the tool, and sure enough, there was some pawprints there after I saw him again. I cut old large ceiling tile to fit the missing ones. Laz doesn't get up THERE now, LOL!
The good news is that Laz is seen more often in the main part of the house. He and Marley can be seen sniffing and sitting a few feet apart regularly. Laz sits on the top platform of the living room cat trees. He walks around the main floor looking around corners and sometimes "just sits around" (until he sees me looking at him).
And he alternates between being frightened of me and loving my attention. If he is enclosed in a room with me, he loves my attention. He pushes his head into my hand for scritchies. If he is free to roam, he runs if I approach.
It is going more slowly than I am used to. Today is 2 weeks! Skeeter, LC, Ayla, Iza, and Marley were "out and about" normally in 3 days. Well, the Foster did say he had been in a stressful house before.
Whateever time he needs, he will get. And the past couple days, he cries less, talks more, explores the house more, approaches Marley more easily. Ayla has always been a bit of a "hisser". and she is doing that less often.
There will come a day when Laz either sleeps on the bed with me or comes on my lap. I don't care which comes first. We're getting there...