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Why Andy Cohen’s beloved dog Wacha can’t live with him anymore after nearly seven years

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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.

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4 Remarks

  1. May 29th, 2020 at 8:33 pm
    vern dufford says:

    I feel bad about previous comment please disregard.
    But he is full of shit!

  2. Andy, my heart goes out to you. As for myself having lived with many rescue dogs in my life, I support your touch choice. Thank you for not dumping your pup at a kill shelter. Again, you made the right choice even tough it was tough on both of you.
    Good things,

  3. May 30th, 2020 at 3:07 pm
    John Purves says:

    When Wacha was on Andy’s show he was very aggressive toward some of the guests and their possessions. It sounds as though there may have been problems with Wacha and Andy’s son.

  4. May 30th, 2020 at 4:49 pm
    James Dwight Williamson says:

    I had a springer spaniel raised around adults only that couldn’t be trusted not to confront children twelve or younger. A lot of people don’t like Andy Cohen, but I believe the welfare of a child overcomes that of a pet . I believe he exhausted every avenue before he made such an unpopular choice , and I believe his dog is in a good home. I was lucky I separated my dog from children and she lived her full and complete life with me . But children to me and most humans aren’t as important to me at least, as dogs.

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