At first, I thought this episode of The New Normal, “Dog Children,” was going to be like the rest have and will be up until the birth of the baby. But, even though it was still in the ballpark of those filler episodes, it did have something new to add–the terrible reality of potential loss.
Bryan and David’s new puppy, Harvey Milkbone (clever name), has been giving the two a crash course on how to take care of a smaller being. They have another dog (more on him later), but this dog has helped them get acquainted with losing sleep, crying and first words (or, in Harvey’s case, first barks). But the biggest lesson Harvey teaches them is how to deal with the death of a loved one.