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Island of cats? Job advertised looking after 55 kitties in Greek paradise

A chance to spend your days looking after cats, while being paid a salary and living on a Greek island. Surely this is a hoax?

It would appear not, with the preceding job having been advertised on the Facebook page ‘God’s Little People Cat Rescue’ – then subsequently shared more than 24,000 times!

The job itself is a part-time gig – just four hours work per day – although you’ll be taking care of and sharing a house with 55 cats, so the “part-time” aspect sort of goes out the window, as animals don’t tend to respect punch cards.

PAID JOB OFFER WITH CATS! (this is genuine and NOT a joke – friends, please feel free to verify!). A very special…

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In terms of the salary, poster Joan Bowell was at pains to point out that the six-month role comes with the house, water and electricity all included, which basically suggests the coin on offer is going to be pretty average.

In fact, The Mirror is reporting the remuneration as being £320 (A$560), so you wouldn’t be doing it for the prospect of becoming rich.

But you’d be living on the Greek island of Syros (“a small paradise no less”) with views of the Aegean sea, so the perks are more than reasonable!

Throwback to last September when gorgeous travel blogger (and cat lover) @DianaMiaus was in Syros for the #DiscoverSyros project. I think we can officially call her the ‘cat whisperer’ 🐱(Make sure you follow her on Instagram, her photos make me want to #wanderlust all over the globe. 🌏

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“Apart from feeding the cats the cats will also need heaps of love and attention,” Joan wrote.

“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 and cat-whispering skills should come natural to you.”

Without giving a specific outline of who she is aiming to hire, Joan did say it would likely best suit “someone 45+ years of age, who’s responsible, reliable, honest, practically inclined – and really, with a heart of gold!”

If you want to have a crack at getting the gig, your best bet is to get in touch with Joan – joanbowell@yahoo.com – as soon as possible, as she is planning to make her decision regarding the right person by the end of August.

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