Andy Cohen is saying goodbye to his beloved rescue pup, Wacha.
According to the host of Watch What Happens Live, there was an incident in the home, which he did not disclose, that caused him to come to this decision. In a lengthy Instagram post, Andy shared that keeping the dog “could be catastrophic for (his son) Ben and worse for Wacha.”
“I’ve put off sharing this news as long as I could,” Andy wrote alongside a photo of him and Wacha together. “As you may know, Wacha is my first baby, my beautiful rescue puppy. He is my pride and joy. When he came into my life, my world changed. Over the nearly seven years that I’ve been blessed to have Wacha in my life, we have worked to address some occasional random signs of aggression. No effort was spared in the attempt to help Wacha feel adjusted.
He went on to say, “After an incident a few months ago, numerous professionals led me to the conclusion that my home is simply not a good place for him. Keeping him here could be catastrophic for Ben and worse for Wacha. The good news is that he now has a permanent home with his second family, in the place he lived every single time I went out of town. He is thriving. We still see each other, but a piece of my heart is gone. I miss his weight on top of me first thing in the morning. I miss him waiting for me in front of the shower. And I miss the sound of his paws on the floor when I come home. I am not the same person I was when I got him. My dog changed me. He opened me up to love.. to caring… and ultimately to having a family. When I think of him – let’s be honest, when don’t I think of him – it’s with the clarity that we were meant to come into each other’s lives exactly when we did, and that he’s happy, which gives me peace of mind. We did rescue each other. Thank you, Wacha.”
As Andy mentioned, Wacha was his baby. He often brought the dog on air during tapings of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live and let him wander around the set. In 2019, Andy announced that he would become a father, via surrogate. His son Benjamin Allen Cohen was born in Feb. 2019.
“He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen,” Cohen wrote on his Instagram alongside a black and white pic of the father and son duo. “I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow.”