Andy Cohen Rehomed His Rescue Dog Wacha Because of 'Aggression'

Saying goodbye. Andy Cohen has rehomed his rescue dog, Wacha, for the safety of his 15-month-old son, Benjamin, after taking care of the pet for seven years.

The Watch What Happens Live host, 51, announced the news that he had to place the beagle-foxhound mixed breed in another home in an emotional Instagram post on Friday, May 29.

“When he came into my life, my world changed,” Cohen captioned a clip of himself playing with Wacha on a street in New York City. “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.”

The Radio Andy host explained that “no effort was spared” to adjust to Wacha’s behavior, but Cohen was forced to make the tough decision after an “incident” a few months ago.

“Keeping him here could be catastrophic for Ben and worse for Wacha,” Cohen wrote.

However, the Bravo personality was able to place the dog in a home with a second family where he “lived every single time I went out of town.”

Although he noted that Wacha is “thriving” in his new home, Cohen shared that the transition has been difficult for him. “We still see each other, but a piece of my heart is gone,” he wrote.

Cohen signed off the post by writing that he will always be grateful for his special relationship with Wacha.

“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,” he wrote.

Cohen adopted Wacha from a kill shelter in West Virginia in 2013. “I thought I was saving Wacha, but he really rescued me,” he recalled to Today in 2016.

The Most Talkative author welcomed another addition to his family — his son, Benjamin — via surrogate in February 2019. Cohen told Us Weekly in July 2019 that Benjamin and Wacha took some time to adjust to one another.

“[Wacha] goes up and gives him a lick every so often,” Cohen said at the time. “I’ve noticed in the last couple days, [Benjamin has] been really watching him and like, ‘What is he doing?’ He’s been paying attention to him, so I think he’s starting to realize, ‘Oh there’s a doggie in my house. What is that? What does that do?’”

Fans have given Cohen their two cents about how he was juggling being a dad and a pet owner. Shortly after Benjamin’s arrival, Cohen was “flooded with DMs” about Wacha chewing his newborn’s toy.

“Hey, I’ve been a dad for 12 days,” he said via Instagram at the time. “People are judge-y as f–k.”

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Jeremy Clarkson reveals Andy Wilman suffered a relapse of coronavirus

Jeremy Clarkson reveals his The Grand Tour producer Andy Willman has suffered a relapse of coronavirus after two weeks in bed the first time round

  • The Grand Tour producer had Covid-19 six weeks ago but still suffers the effects
  • Wilman, 57, says the coronavirus pandemic stopped the show’s trip to Russia 
  • Jeremy Clarkson worries Boris Johnson will also be suffering from side effects 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed Grand Tour producer Andy Wilman suffered from coronavirus twice after spending two weeks in bed, delaying filming of the show.

The former Top Gear producer, 57, and lifelong friend of Jeremy Clarkson said he suffered ‘the worst thing… ever’ when he had the disease.

He revealed the coronavirus pandemic slowed the progress of the show’s Madagascar special and derailed plans to film in Russia in March.

Mr Wilman said the virus kept him in bed for ten days and he was unable to edit the show’s special, which was filmed six month ago.

Jeremy Clarkson (centre-left) has revealed Grand Tour producer Andy Wilman (centre-right), 57, suffered from coronavirus twice after spending two weeks in bed

Mr WIlman says ‘I have had the plague. It’s the worst thing I’ve ever had — ever’. The show, featuring Clarkson, Richard Hammond (centre) and James May (left), had a trip to Russia cancelled because of the pandemic

He said: ‘I have had the plague. It’s the worst thing I’ve ever had — ever.’ 

The show is being edited remotely and he said they will deliver their finished cut to Amazon in the next two weeks.

Jeremy Clarkson wrote about Mr Wilman’s illness in a column for The Sun yesterday, saying it made him question Boris Johnson’s health.

The former Top Gear presenter, 60, said Mr Wilman continues to suffer with side effects six weeks after recovering from the disease.

Jeremy Clarkson says Mr Wilman ‘was never back up to full speed before the virus came again’

Clarkson says Mr Wilman’s experience makes him ‘wonder about Boris Johnson’ and whether he is fit enough to work

He said: ‘Happily, he recovered without having to go to hospital, but he was never back up to full speed before the virus came again. 

‘I had a Zoom call with him this week and it was like talking to a sea lion. All of which makes me wonder about Boris Johnson. 

‘Yes, he’s up and about and yes, he says he’s fit enough to work. But is he really?’

Clarkson said Mr Wilman ‘was barely able to breathe’ in a Youtube quiz he hosted in April.

He said: ‘He coughed his spleen out on a number of occasions, he was very, very, very poorly.’

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Andy Cohen’s son Ben takes his first steps as pair stroll outside NYC apartment to cheer coronavirus first responders – The Sun

ANDY Cohen has described feeling "purest joy" taking his son Ben out on a stroll in New York City for the first time.

Andy, 51, hit the streets of the Big Apple with Ben, 1, to cheer on first responders battling the coronavirus.

Showing some early fashion chops, Ben, rocked a The Grateful Dead t-shirt, dark denim jeans and blue sneakers.

Dad Andy wore yellow Adidas sneaker, blue chinos and a red t-shirt, while also donning a black face mask – children under the age of two are not recommended to wear them.

Ben eagerly held his dad's hand on their afternoon stroll and stopped to inspect a bed of colorful tulips.

The Bravo TV host then took to Instagram to describe feeling the "purest joy" at taking Ben out on the streets for "his first time".

Andy wanted to take Ben out to join in the 'clap because we care' moment which happens at 7pm in New York to pay tribute to the frontline workers taking on coronavirus.

New Yorkers chose 7pm as the time to celebrate the workers as it's usually the change of shift time at hospitals.

The moment was very personal for Andy who himself is recovering from COVID-19.

The Watch What Happens Live was diagnosed with coronavirus and had to be quarantined away from Ben.

Andy announced he had contracted the disease on Instagram: "After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus.

"As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better.

"I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.”

Most recently the Watch What Happens Live host called out "antiquated and discriminatory" laws which prevented him from donating plasma because he was gay.

"We’re wearing masks.

"Why can’t we adapt when it comes to this rule?"

This followed the Bravo dad not being allowed to donate plasma following recovering from COVID-19.

He explained the FDA has urgently called for the plasma because it's rich in antibodies.

However, Andy said he was told he was ineligible to donate.
He relayed more "relaxed" regulations still require gay men to abstain from all sexual relations, regardless of their relationship status, for three months in order to avoid the transmission of HIV.

However he added all blood donated is already screened for HIV, and there is "no such blanket restrictions" for straight people.

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