If you’re looking to change careers, like cats and aren’t averse to moving to Ireland – who’d be averse to moving to Ireland? – have we got a job opportunity for you.
A cats-only veterinary clinic in Dublin seeks a professional “cat cuddler” to help care for patients. The online ad by Just Cats Veterinary Clinic and Cattery has a few questions for potential applicants:
▪ Are you a crazy cat person and loves cats?
▪ Does cattitude come naturally to you?
▪ Have you counted kittens before you go asleep?
▪ Do you feed the stray cats in your locality?
▪ Does petting cats make you feel warm and fuzzy?
The designated cat cuddler will help calm felines who are anxious about a visit to the vet, explains the ad. Qualifications include “gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time,” a soft-spoken demeanor and “an ability to understand different types of purring.”
The ad notes that the clinic’s an equal-opportunity employer, except when it comes to dogs seeking to enroll as patients. Along with not being dogs, applicants will need a qualification from the veterinary council of Ireland.
Veterinarian Aoife Caulfield told The Huffington Post that the job will pay from 20,000 euros to 25,000 euros, or from $22,000 to $28,000.
If you’re interested in cuddling cats but can’t wrangle a move to Ireland just yet, many animal shelters and rescue groups have volunteer opportunities for people to socialize and play with animals (even, gasp, dogs).