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A veterinary clinic in ireland is hiring a “cat cuddler”

Posted May 26

The saying goes that if you choose a job you love, you will never have to work another day in your life. Well, if you love cats, I may have found the purrfect job.

A veterinary clinic in Ireland called Just Cats that caters to-you guessed it-just cats has put up a job listing for a “cat cuddler.” The qualifications? Well, you just have to really, really, really like cats:

The ad says you must have gentle hands for petting, a soft voice to soothe the felines and a good ear for different types of purring. Oh, and you also can’t bring dogs with you, in case for some reason that was your first thought upon seeing a job posting for “cat cuddler.”

I may or may not have emailed the address listed on the ad. If I did, it was for research and not because I wanted to snuggle with kittens. (Or rather, not ONLY because I wanted to cuddle with kittens.) Unfortunately, I got an email saying the address was not valid, and I began to wonder if this was all too good to be true.

Then an email I sent to a second address did come back and, lo and behold, I was told the job offer was serious. The Huffington Post reported that the gig pays about $22,000 to $28,000 in salary, which the clinic confirmed.

“It is certainly not a joke,” Aoife Caulfield with Just Cats said. “We are having problems with the other email address, but we are working on it.”

The problems are no doubt due to the sheer amount of applications being sent in. The Facebook post advertising the job has already been shared 157 times and has almost 100 comments, and the job posting has since gone viral.

But before you pack up your bags and move to Dublin with catnip and a lint roller, Caulfield says applicants need to be licensed by the Veterinary Council of Ireland.

But if Just Cats reports their new position is a success, maybe clinics in the U.S. will start opening up similar jobs. So polish off that resume and see if you know any cats who would make good references.

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