Moment two clingy golden retrievers gate-crash their owner’s bath-time and one of them starts drinking from the tub
A weary mother was denied the opportunity of having a relaxing bath when her two clingy golden retrievers barged in, with one even drinking the water.
Ursula Aitchison, 33, escaped to a London hotel for a night of peace on October 20 when her hopes of indulging in some pampering was ruined by two-year-old Huxley and seven-year-old Hugo.
Footage shows the doe-eyed duo standing at the edge of the tub watching her, before Huxley frantically laps the bath water from behind Ursula's shoulder, while Hugo sits and stares at her.
Shocked Ursula can be seen widening her eyes as she looks down the camera in dismay and asks: 'Are you finished yet?'
The question appears to briefly register with Huxley, who stops drinking from the water, stares at Ursula for a moment before resuming with the licking.
After a few more slurps of the water, Huxley eventually stops and, along with Hugo, stares at his bathing owner.
The two dogs appear unmoved by the camera, staring at Ursula for a few seconds before Huxley leans forward, licks his owner and then rests his paw on her shoulder.
Laughing at the young of her two dogs, Ursula says: 'Huxley, you are ridiculous,. You are ridiculous.'
In the footage, two-year-old Huxley is seen drinking the bath water while Ursula widens her eyes, looks down the camera in dismay and asks: 'Are you finished yet?'
The mum-of-one has revealed her beloved one-hour baths are always interrupted by her pooches who even love to lick the water from her hair after she has washed it.
Ursula joked she ‘felt like a tea bag’ in a mug and even 'part of a human soup' as Huxley lapped up the water from her bath at Park Lane's Sheraton Grand, a hotel where pets weighing up to 25kg are welcome with an additional fee.
The funny clip has been viewed more than 4.2 million times on Facebook with users across social media gushing over how mischievous the pair are.
Ursula, from Chelsea, West London, said: 'They were both lying on the floor, watching me in the bath, but then they crept nearer and nearer.
'It'd been a rush to get to the hotel after my son had finished school and we were crammed on the busy tube.
'I just wanted a nice bit of relaxation before going down for a meal.
'I had nice clean water contaminated by Huxley, I needed a second bath after that.
'My bath at home is deeper so he can't get his head in, but this was lower so could reach it.
'Normally if you wash your hair and you come back up, Huxley will lick the water off your hair.
'It's really bizarre. I think he was waiting for me to do that but he just decided to have a little drink instead.
'They stayed there for the entire bath. He must have wanted hot water, like his own tea. I feel like I was the teabag in that situation.
'I like them being needy, but I could do with some space in the bath. The drinking is definitely one step too far.'
Ursula only stayed at the swanky hotel for one night before returning home, where she lives with 11-year-old son Maxx and where her dogs have their own room.
Ursula has built up a loyal following of more than 270,000 users across Instagram and TikTok where she posts regular content charting Huxley and Hugo's adventures.
Despite the viral stars having their own personal space at home, the mum insists her pooches follow her everywhere - but she says they can 'get away with anything' because it's too hard to put her foot down.
Ursula said: 'They know I like my space, but you'll tell them to go away and then a minute later they'll come back again. It doesn't matter where you are in the house.
'If I go into the bedroom they'll follow me there, if I go to the toilet they'll follow me there.
'If I go out into the garden they'll follow me there, and if I'm eating they're constantly underneath me. I get no personal space.
'I love my baths, so I'm usually in for around an hour.
'Huxley knows when the water's running, and because it's a free-standing bath he puts his head underneath and he waits for you to get in.
'He'll either lick your hair when it's wet or just rest his head on the bath and start looking at you.
'When you get out he'll lick the water off your legs like a little drying technique. They can both get away with anything because you can't be strict with them.'
Ursula's social media posts joking she's part of a human soup has been liked more than 20,000 times on her Instagram account, with users finding the golden retrievers’ neediness hilarious.
This is not the first time that the golden retrievers Hugo and Huxley have found fame from their hilarious antics.
In May last year, Ursula posted a video of Huxley stubbornly refusing to go home after a walk in the park in Stourbridge, West Midlands.
The video shows him planting himself firmly on the floor and refusing to move when Ursula tried to take the dogs home.
The month before, Ursula created a makeshift whack-a-mole game for the pair using carrots and a cardbox box to pass the time during the coronavirus lockdown.
But the first time Huxley found fame was in 2019, when he was still a puppy and tried to stop Ursula's son Maxx going to school.