To the anonymous person who left this comment re: Chumley's peeing:
"My dog was peeing up a storm and they finally diagnosed her with a rare form of diabetes called diabetes insipidus. Treatable with medication given as an eye drop. Shes doing great on it and no more accidents. However i cant imagine you giving your cat eye drops given how he acts from reading the blog."
I just researched this online and this sounds like something Chumley could have. I feel sooooo guilty though because I should have realized his water obsession was not normal and maybe he has been suffering for a while. I tried to take him to the vet about a year and a half ago for blood work and the vet recommended not doing the tests because Chumley was out of control. We didn't want to sedate him because he was so amped up that we thought it would be too stressful for him and he could have a heart attack. So what I've been doing ever since is just taking in his urine for testing which sometimes comes back with a bacteria infection so we medicate him with antibiotics and then it seems to clear up. But we've never been able to test his blood and kidney function.
So after today's 3rd pissing episode, Tom and I both agreed we NEED to get these tests done. I am calling our vet on Monday and will exhaust every option/test available.
Thank you again for the comment. You may have just added an extra life to this cat.