We’ve seen plenty of dream jobs pop up recently — like the gig that’s all about eating bacon or the career path that involves drinking cans of wine — but nothing has made us squeal with joy more than the possibility of being paid just to cuddle kitties.
Just Cats veterinary clinic (which we’re gonna safely assume merely caters to felines as opposed to a range of critters), has just posted a job listing for a cat cuddler. While most of us would do this daily for free, being paid to chill with kitties is a total dream come true.
“Are you a crazy cat person and loves cats?” the application page asks. “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?” If you’re nodding fiercely, then this is definitely the job for you.
And if you’re wondering what exactly a professional cat cuddler does, well, they cuddle cats. A lot. Or, as the job description says, “The ideal candidate must have gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time. They need to be softly spoke and capable of cat whispering to calm the nerves of some of our in patients. An ability to understand different types of purring is a distinct added advantage in helping you secure this position with us.” That’s right, purring experts, it’s your time to shine.
The only catch (and it’s sharper than your kitty’s claws!)? This job is in Ireland. Dublin, to be exact. But if your passport is current and you’re open to working abroad, then you may be in for the cuddly career opportunity of a lifetime.
Would you (or anyone you know) love a job that’s all about cuddling cats? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t HelloGiggles; photos via Christopher Furlong + Bryan Bedder/Getty)