My sister's cat had similar trouble with urinary tract infections, but he's been much better since she adjusted his diet. If anyone has cats that like running water, they actually make kitty water fountains for your cats. My sister has one for her cat and he doesn't mind it. I considered getting one for my kitten, but he's a scaredy cat and would probably hide under the couch if I got him one.
My kitten, Bear, has a strange habit of standing straight up on his hind legs like a meek rat or a bear. It's very cute, and he'll actually sit up on his hindquarters for awhile. I had a picture somewhere, I'll see if I can find it. And because I love my kitty, here's a picture:
I love reading all of your stories, cats are so crazy!