Hi, I thought I would share what happened with our Poms.
Emma had three babies 3 weeks ago, all are fine. Four days after Emma's delivery, Dancer had 1 stillborn puppy. This was her first litter. She was so sad. She started hanging around the whelping box, waiting for Emma to go potty, or eat, etc. Well, she finally convinced Emma to let her help, and now they are both nursing and caring for these babies, taking shifts. I found this to be very touching.
My cats love the Poms and one mama cat will even have her kittens in the Pom 'house'. The little Poms just pretty much ignore the kittens except to lie down with them, and Tina, the cat, comes and goes as she pleases. It's funny how the cats and Poms get along so well, maybe because the cats are BIGGER than the Poms! LOL!