After nearly seven years of companionship, Andy Cohen revealed on Friday that he's re-homed his beloved dog, Wacha.
The Bravo host made the heart-wrenching announcement in a lengthy Instagram post, attaching a video of himself playing with Wacha.
"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 wrote. "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 [son] Ben and worse for Wacha."
The "Watch What Happens Live" host didn't detail when exactly he re-homed Wacha but said he "put off sharing this news as long as I could." Wacha's new family, Andy quickly noted, is known to the dog.
"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," Andy wrote. "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."
Wacha was well-known to Andy's fans, as the Bravo scion often spoke about the pooch and often shared pictures of him on Instagram. Wacha also often appeared on "Watch What Happens Live." Last year, Andy was criticized on social media following a joke he made about Wacha eating his newborn baby boy's toy. He told his haters to "stand down."
Certainly a lot of changes have occurred in Andy's life since he first got Wacha. In Friday's emotional post, Andy said he's "not the same person" he was seven years ago.
"My dog changed me. He opened me up to love.. to caring… and ultimately to having a family," Andy said. "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."