A few years ago, Just Cats Clinic in Dublin offered cat lovers a unique opportunity- to get hired as professional cat cuddlers!
We love cats, and who doesn’t? These elegant, quirky, purring, and intelligent animals make the world a fun and warmer place! Few can ignore the charm of felines, but kittens are simply irresistible levels of cute, even to those who are not fans of cats!
So, we bet most of you would be delighted to learn about the job position that was offered by a veterinary clinic in Ireland a few years ago.
The Just Cats Veterinary Clinic and Cattery in Clonsilla, Dublin, is truly unique, one and only, fully devoted to the felines they take care of. Therefore, they opened a full-time job position for a cat cuddler!
Are we dreaming?
In the online job post, the clinic posted a few simple questions to test the skills of the candidates:
-- 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 depicted as the only veterinary clinic for cats in Dublin. Therefore, they required more qualifications to make sure they will find the right candidate.
Apart from the love for cats, the cuddler was asked to be able to pet cats for long periods, to be able to calm the kittens when fuzzy, and to know how to speak softly and sweetly.
The clinic noted:
“The ideal candidate must have gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time. They need to be softly spoken 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.”
The idea of hiring a professional cat cuddler actually sounds quite right. Research shows that if cats have a choice, they will rather choose human championship over food.
We were brought up believing that cats don’t care much about others, but it turned out that this is far from the truth. The Behavioral Process journal released a study that maintains that cats love humans even when they don’t express it.
Scientists wanted to see what would happen when shelter and domestic cats are exposed to distinct sorts of stimuli, including toys, food, scent, and activities with humans. Most cats chose humans.
We hope the clinic found the perfect cuddler for their beloved cuties! Over the last several years, more similar jobs pop up, so if you think you are cut out of it, make sure you are on the alert!