We are full timing. I wasn’t leaving my 6 cats behind.
As to the litter box, we tried the bathroom, but decided the closet floor works better. The litter boxes are top entry to avoid dogs snacking on cat poop.
We have water separate but they also share the dog water bowl. The food is up where the dogs can’t reach it.
We have 2 dogs, both are smaller than the cats and the cats were there first. When we just had one, she slept in the bed with the cats. But once our newest one joined us, she had spent most of her first 18 months in a crate. We tried her on the bed, she peed on it. So we set up a crate and both dogs stay in there at night. They give each other company.
2017 Landmark 365 Charleston/2015 Ford F-450 Platinum dually. Me, Husband, Lucy [JRT/Chihuahua mix], Fawn [Chihuahua], 6 cats.