Posted on: January 31, 2018 at 4:36 pm
Last updated: May 1, 2020 at 10:27 pm

Cat ladies rejoice, we have found THE PERFECT job for you! If you’re feeling unfulfilled and exhausted in your current job it may be time to pack your bags, move to Ireland, and become a professional cat cuddler. Yes, I said cat cuddler. Debatably the best job in the entire world, this veterinary clinic in Ireland is the first to take on an employee whose sole job will be to cuddle the kitty clients.

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Vet Clinic in Ireland to Hire a Professional Cat Cuddler

If you’re love animals as well as travel, then being a professional cat cuddler may be just the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for. Just Cats Clinic in Clonsilla, Dublin recently announced that they are seeking a professional cat cuddler to work full time petting adorable kittens at their veterinary clinic.

The job posting asks these crucial skill-testing questions:

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  • 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?

Just Cats is a unique veterinary clinic that describes themselves as “Dublin’s only veterinary clinic for cats”, and notes that they are “an equal opportunities employer; however, we do discriminate against dogs attending our veterinary clinic as patients[1].”

But, this job is not all fun and games. Just Cats has made a list of other credentials that are essential for succeeding at this prestigious job:

“The ideal candidate must have gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time[1].”

In addition to that, they need to be soft spoken and able to calm the nerves of the cat patients, as well as being able to identify and understand different types of purring.

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The notion of hiring someone to spend time with the cat patients isn’t completely far-fetched considering there have been studies to suggest that when given the choice, cats will choose human companionship over food.

Cats Like Human Contact More Than Food

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Cat’s are notorious for their “I don’t care” mentality. But, a recent study proved that cats actually do care, and, if given the choice, would choose the company of a human to food, toys, or delicious scents.

In the study, published in the journal Behavioral Processes, scientists examined what happened when domestic and shelter cats were given different types of stimuli. They were asked to make a choice between food, toys, scent, and social interactions with humans.

In the majority of cases, the cats chose social interactions over all other stimuli, proving that cat’s truly do love us (even if they sometimes like to pretend otherwise)[2].

Cat Cuddling is the Future

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This job may seem too good to be true, but with the awareness for animal rights increasing internationally, jobs like this may be growing more popular within the animal world. So, if you’ve got the travel bug, and you’re a huge cat lover, then check out Just Cats job posting here

If this is the direction that the workforce is taking, I’m definitely on board!

Jackie is a dog trainer and animal rescue advocate that is passionate about working with the difficult cases. She shares her life with her rescued street dog Django and her rescued ball python, Pip. Follow their adventures on their blog!

 

http://justcats.ie/careers

Kristyn R. Vitale Shreve,

Lindsay R. Mehrkam,

Monique A.R.Udell. (2017, August). Social Interaction, Food, Scent or Toys? A Formal Assessment of Domestic Pet and Shelter Cat (Felis Silvestris Catus) Preferences. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376635716303424

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Jackie Todd
Dog Trainer and Animal Rescue Advocate
Jackie is a dog trainer and animal rescue advocate that is passionate about working with the “difficult cases”.

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