After seven years together, television personality Andy Cohen decided to rehome his rescue dog, Wacha. Cohen broke the news via Instagram, referring to the pooch as his “first baby,” and explaining that the difficult decision had to do with signs of aggression, specifically towards Cohen’s one-year-old human baby, Ben.
He writes of his love for the dog:
I’ve put off sharing this news as long as I could. 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
Citing the reasons for sending Wacha to live with another family:
we have worked to address some occasional random signs of aggression. No effort was spared in the attempt to help Wacha feel adjusted. 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.
Specifically with regards to his son, Ben:
Keeping him here could be catastrophic for Ben and worse for Wacha.
Wacha has a new home, and he is said to be doing well. Cohen writes:
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.
But losing Wacha came at an emotional cost – Cohen said,
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.