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Get Paid To Hang Out With A Bunch Of Cats On A Greek Island

cats1You can now actually get paid to chill out with cats on a Greek island.  Cat-people are often mocked for their choice of a four-legged friend, but it seems they currently have the upper paw, as you can now get paid to stroke, snuggle, and just generally hang out with a bunch of cats. Not

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You can now actually get paid to chill out with cats on a Greek island. 

Cat-people are often mocked for their choice of a four-legged friend, but it seems they currently have the upper paw, as you can now get paid to stroke, snuggle, and just generally hang out with a bunch of cats.

Not only that, but you get to do it on a Greek island.

Think Mamma Mia, but instead of Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan expressing their love for one another through song, there’s just some meowing cats.

The job takes place on a ‘small paradise’ island called Syros, and involves running a cat sanctuary while the owner is away.

There are 55 cats in total – so you have to really enjoy the company of those little felines. The fact you’ve been to a cat cafe once in your life might not make you the most qualified for this role.

The job was shared on Facebook by God’s Little People Cat Rescue, and asks for ‘a mature and genuinely passionate cat lover who knows how to handle many cats and would love their company’.

The post continues:

I am looking for someone who can take over the daily running of my Greek cat sanctuary in my absence. You will have 55 cats in your care and need to be able to overview them all + feed and medicate (big added bonus if you’re trained vet. nurse!). [sic]

You will be expected to take the cat to the vet in case of illness and therefore will need to be able to drive a manual car.

Apart from feeding the cats the cats will also need heaps of love and attention.

Not only do you get to spend your days surrounding by fluffy cuteness, but you also have your living expenses paid for.

The job offers ‘a fully paid (incl. water & electricity) semidetached modern tiny house with it’s own garden (direct view to the Aegean Sea) plus a salary.’

As well as these shiny bonuses, a working day at the sanctuary actually only lasts around four hours – meaning you could potentially spend the rest of the day wandering the island and searching for your very own Pierce Brosnan.

However, the job does warn you have to be comfortable with your own company. The island must be short of singing Americans?

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The post explains:

We are located in a secluded nature preserved area which is very tranquil and quiet in winter time but busy during the summer.

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.

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 employment starts in October and lasts a minimum of six months, with an introductory unpaid two-to-four weeks at the start of the role.

The application process requires you to send a picture and all your relevant information, so spruce up your CV (cat vocabulary) and snap a photo with your favourite kitty for a chance to get the job!

Read more about the job here, and send your application to joanbowell@yahoo.com.

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Wildlife Official Slammed For Posing With Dead Animals He Killed On Hunting Trip

Hunter A>An Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner has come under fire after posing with animals he had killed during a Namibia hunting trip.

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An Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner has come under fire after posing with animals he had killed during an African hunting trip.

It is believed Commissioner Blake Fischer and his wife shot at least 14 animals during their time in Namibia. Fischer emailed photographs of himself smiling broadly alongside his kills, apparently expecting an appreciative response.

The photographs, which were received by one hundred friends and colleagues, show how Fischer had killed a leopard, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthog, kudu, gemsbok (oryx) and eland.

In one particularly disturbing photo, Fischer can be seen grinning as he sits behind the bodies of an entire family of baboons, including a baby. He had reportedly killed them using a bow and arrow, and captioned the picture, ‘So I shot a whole family of baboons’.

His predecessor Fred Trevey has now called upon Fischer to step down from his position within the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, a commission which makes policy decisions relating to Idaho’s wildlife.

As reported by the Idaho Statesman, Trevey – who served as a Fish and Game Commissioner from 2007 to 2015 – sent Fischer an email where he told him to resign.

According to this email, Trevey believed Fischer’s resignation would help ‘shield the commission as an institution and hunting as a legitimate tool of wildlife management from the harm that is sure to come’.

Trevey wrote:

I’m sure what you did was legal, however, legal does not make it right, Sportsmanlike behavior is the center pin to maintaining hunting as a socially acceptable activity.

He continued:

I have a difficult time understanding how a person privileged to be an Idaho Fish and Game commissioner can view such an action as sportsmanlike and an example to others.

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Fischer, who has held his position for four years, has reportedly since apologised for sending the photographs but has not apologised for the hunt itself:

I didn’t do anything illegal. I didn’t do anything unethical. I didn’t do anything immoral,

I look at the way Idaho’s Fish and Game statute says we’re supposed to manage all animals for Idaho, and any surplus of animals we have we manage through hunting, fishing and trapping. Africa does the same thing.

Fischer told the Idaho Statesman how he likes to hunt ‘new and interesting species,’ and has described the photos as being ‘normal’:

I was raised in a very ethical hunting family, In every picture, we try to pose the animals in a natural position, wipe the blood off the mouth, place the rifle or bow over the bullet hole. … These are normal hunting photos. You shoot an animal, you take a picture of it.

It is believed by some critics that Fischer’s poor judgement could reflect poorly on the commission if left unchecked, with the photos going against the recommendations made in Idaho’s hunter-education manual.

Governor C.L. ‘Butch’ Otter has reportedly been notified about the photographs and has expressed concern. The governor’s office will now be looking into the matter further.

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Snapchat Now Has Selfie Filters For Cats

snapchatthreat-webAnimal lovers rejoice, it’s the social media news we’ve all been waiting for – Snapchat now has selfie filters for cats! Sounds purrrfect to me! Whether you admit it or not, most of us can’t seem to shy away from a selfie – and on Snapchat, the added bonus of being turned into a cuddly

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Animal lovers rejoice, it’s the social media news we’ve all been waiting for – Snapchat now has selfie filters for cats! Sounds purrrfect to me!

Whether you admit it or not, most of us can’t seem to shy away from a selfie – and on Snapchat, the added bonus of being turned into a cuddly bear, a cute kitten, or a playful puppy, it just too good to ignore most of the time.

Yet now, in possibly the best news I’ve received this week, it seems the media company has just launched a new set of filters, meaning your beloved pet (or pets in my case), can now be a part of your fur-midable fun.

Snapchat have introduced a total of three lenses for our feline friends, meaning the app is now able to detect cat’s faces, whereas it’s previously only been able to detect human ones.

However, I must say, I have six cats and one dog, and they’ve worked in the past – pics or it didn’t happen? I’ve been trying to scroll through my 3,000 animal pictures and it’s taking some time…

The new range of filters include glasses and flower crowns for your cute little kitty, as well as unicorn horns, fiery red devil horns and wings – just in time for Halloween. YES!

No need to put them in adorable costumes most of them hate…

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The news was announced on their social media yesterday (October 12), and read:

Lenses. For cool cats 😎 and their cool cats 😻 Try them meow.

Unsurprisingly, the news has been well received, with hoards of cat lovers responding in the best way possible – with cat selfies of course.

One cat owner expressed the p-awesomeness of it all, writing:

they have snapchat filters for your cat now!! HELL YEA!!!!!! [sic]

Just check out a snippet of photos below – be warned though – it’s cuteness overload:

Of course, in 2018, people on social media had a reason to moan about the new addition to the popular app.

No, not because of animal cruelty, but because many dog owners were quick to respond to the tweet, asking why the developers hadn’t made any new lenses for man’s best friend.

But to be fair, if they’re going to make one for cats, and then probably dogs, what about our hamsters, snakes, fish… Can’t they just make a lense which is suitable for all animals?

Next time I’m on safari, I’d love to see a big burly rhino adorning some wings, or perhaps a pair of pink bunny ears – why not?

Anyway, back to the excited cat owners across the world…

For those of you looking to try the new filters for cats, you can find them in the carousel alongside the existing lenses for humans.

You’ll be able to tell which ones are available for your cuddly companion, because it’ll have a little blue paw print icon on the lense icon.

I swear, this feature better not be temporary! I have six cats to snap, and therefore six new selfies to take – I just need to do it when they’re all in a good mood…

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Tiny Trump Statues Inviting Dogs To Wee On Them Appear Across Brooklyn

Donald trumpLamposts, walls, cars – you name it. If a dog sees pretty much anything stationary on its walk, it’s likely to wee on it. Which is exactly what someone in Brooklyn is hoping will happen to some newly erected statues of Donald Trump. A range of statues depicting the American president have appeared in a

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Lamposts, walls, cars – you name it. If a dog sees pretty much anything stationary on its walk, it’s likely to wee on it.

Which is exactly what someone in Brooklyn is hoping will happen to some newly erected statues of Donald Trump.

A range of statues depicting the American president have appeared in a park in Brooklyn, each of them emblazoned with the words ‘pee on me’.

The man who placed the statues all over Park Slope, advertising professional Phil Gable, did so to express his dislike for Trump.

He told Gothamist:

It was largely just a personal expression of my own disdain for Donald Trump, both as a President and a human being. I find it cathartic anytime I can express disdain through comedy, especially if it’s related to politics.

He went on to say that dogs need a ‘positive place to pee’ and he hopes that placing these statues will encourage dogs to avoid flower beds.

In fact, to further encourage dogs to urinate all over Trump’s face, Gable says he sprayed the statues with ‘dog potty-training aids’ so they can’t resist.

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The perfect scenario, I’d say. I wish I lived in Brooklyn just so I could take my dog there to be honest. In fact, maybe I’ll buy a plane ticket tonight.

And the neighbourhood appears to think it’s a positive thing too. Gable described how he’s already received praise from people.

He said:

While I was setting it up, one woman came by with her two daughters. They really liked it—they took pictures with it, and she thanked me and said ‘This is the kind of thing that makes me love Brooklyn.’

So the neighbours and the dogs are happy – it’s a win-win situation!

However, not everyone was. The first statue was placed on Friday October 5 and disappeared within a few hours, since it was not secured to the pavement.

Gable realised they were easy targets and so has since made several more which he has placed throughout the park. These new statues have been secured in place and are anchored to the ground with cables.

So hopefully they won’t be going anywhere soon!

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