Andy Cohen had a sweet reunion over the weekend. The Watch What Happens Live host got to see his beloved dog Wacha again after being apart for months.
He lived with the little pooch for over seven years, but earlier this year found him a new “forever home.” The host gave away his dog earlier this summer. He posted on Instagram that the two finally got to see each other again.
In the post, he called Wacha his “first baby.” Cohen explained the rescue dog always had “occasional random signs of aggression.” Before the arrival of Cohen’s son, Ben the aggression wasn’t as big a problem.
The presence of the young child made things untenable.
“After an incident a few months ago, many professionals led me to the conclusion that my home is simply not a good place for him,” Cohen wrote. “Keeping him here could be catastrophic for Ben and worse for Wacha.”
However, there was good news in the post as well. The reality television producer and host said Wacha’s new home is one he knows. Wacha was rehomed in the same place he always stayed when Cohen had to go on the road.
The host had been keeping his distance to let his “first baby” get acclimated. He said the two will see still see each other but it’s still hard for him.
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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, 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. 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.
Andy Cohen Gets Some Much Needed Love
During his reunion, the Watch What Happens Live creator showed a video of the two laughing and hugging. Wacha was clearly happy to see his old friend again.
Cohen said despite being able to see his former pet, a piece of him still feels torn away.
“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,” he wrote. “My dog changed me. He opened me up to love.. to caring… and ultimately to having a family.”
Wacha is Happy
This weekend wasn’t the first time Cohen talked about his dog and the difficult decision to rehome him. Wacha is a rescue animal and apparently came with just a little bit of baggage.
Earlier this summer the reality television personality talked about not wanting to put his dog in a situation where he had to try and learn happiness again. Instead, he needed to make sure wherever the pooch wound up, it would be a good fit for him.
Cohen made it clear back in June and again this weekend that his old buddy is indeed, happy now. However, the video showed the dog was clearly happy to see his old friend again.