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Move over, “Mamma Mia” — we’ve found a new Greek island dream. There’s a group on the tiny island of Syros looking for a cat caretaker and we’re all over it.
God’s Little People Cat Rescue on the Greek Cycladic island of Syros is a cat sanctuary and adoption center that houses 55 rescue cats and feeds an entire colony of stray cats on the island.
Now, we’d be tempted by anywhere calling itself a cat sanctuary, but we gotta say this is a pretty plush deal. In addition to getting paid for your cat labor (four hours a day), you’ll get a little seaside house with a view of the Aegean Sea and a peaceful garden.
Your cat duties would include caring for 55 cats — bonus points if you’re a vet — and generally loving felines. The job description on Facebook reads, “You will at times be expected to trap or handle a feral or non-sociable cat, so knowing something about a cats psychology too is important + cat-whispering skills should come natural to you.”
The shelter has two policies animal lovers love: no cages and no killing. A big part of the job is working with local vets on the island to make sure all the kitties stay in tip-top shape.
“You’ll no doubt thrive best if you are the type of person who appreciates nature and likes tranquility — and rest comfortably in your own company,” said the job posting. “That said, you’ll never feel lonely in the company of the cats and you’ll be expected to live with a small handful of cats in your house.”
The posting also makes sure to clarify that this is not a joke and that cat lovers should definitely apply. The job would start in November and last six months. Six months living among the kitties on a Greek island? Purrrfect