first_img Bored by the monotony of office life? Break out the hand lotion and apply to be a professional cat cuddler.The Just Cats Veterinary Clinic & Cattery in Dublin, Ireland, is looking for a “crazy cat person” with a natural “cattitude” to join the team.Does petting felines make you feel warm and fuzzy? Do you feed stray cats? Have you counted kittens to fall asleep? Then say goodbye to your family and friends and book a one-way ticket to Clonsilla.The ideal candidate, according to the job description, has “gentle hands” for stroking cats for extended periods of time, and is soft-spoken and capable of “cat whispering” to calm the nerves of more anxious patients.“An ability to understand different types of purring is a distinct added advantage in helping you secure this position with us,” the ad said. So be sure to brush up on the local dialects.Perhaps most importantly, though, you will need a qualification recognized by the Veterinary Council of Ireland. Which, unfortunately, does not include any credentials acquired in the US. Folks schooled in most EU member states (plus Norway and Switzerland) have a much higher chance of snagging the position.“I would absolutely love this job as I love cats … and would happily spend all day stroking and cuddling one,” Kilkenny mom Margaret Burke wrote in a Facebook comment.Purr-Worthy Job for crazy cat lover at @justcatsdublinApply at :— Just Cats Vet Clinic (@JustCatsDublin) May 23, 2017Advertised on social media, the niche job has garnered a lot of attention from near and (mostly) far.“It would be my dream job. It’s a pity I live so far away… in Peru,” Ale Lkz said.“If this is a paid position, I would happily relocate,” Oregon-based Michelle Bird added (highlighting the fact that the Just Cats announcement neglects to mention salary).While the Just Cats announcement neglects to mention annual salary, clinic nurse Roisin Foran told Geek in an email that it is “standard nurse pay” of €20,000 to €25,000 ($22,400 to $28,000) per year.“Can I do this work remotely?” Vasilios Kostidis asked from Auckland, New Zealand.Eligible candidates can apply online for the full-time job with a cover letter and resume. The clinic has received more than 250 applications so far.“It is fantastic to see so many people who love cats apply for this job,” Foran said. “It is a job that requires the candidate to cuddle, pet, reassure and comfort after a procedure or stressful visit to the vets. We need a true cat lover.”Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 8:15 a.m. Eastern with comment from Just Cats Veterinary Clinic. Firefighters Respond to Fire Alarm at Shelter, Discover Cat Triggered ItCat Gets Stuck in Washing Machine for 35-Minute Cycle Stay on targetlast_img read more