These three NYC cats travel the world with their owners

In no way mind 9 lives. These three globetrotting Manhattan cats are making the most of the large daily life.

Felines Sponge Cake — a Scottish Fold — and British shorthairs Mocha and Donut have traveled to France and Italy with their owner Dan Nguyen and his wife, Olivia.

But they’re not just hanging out in hotel rooms, or even in carriers. The trio — all 2-12 months-previous males — have posed in front of the Duomo in Milan, observed the Eiffel Tower and even cruised the canals of Venice in a gondola.

And though the idea of getting most cats anyplace could possibly sound outrageous, if not unachievable, Dan, a corporate legal professional, insisted he could not go away them at house.

“We had a couple of excursions prepared and we required to bring them with us. It was really hard to not be with the cats since we consider them our loved ones,” he explained to The Write-up. “We know it’s a minor untraditional to vacation the environment with a cat, permit by yourself 3, but we appreciate them and they like us, so it doesn’t really feel so outrageous to us”

Dan Nguyen will take his cats Mocha, Sponge Cake and Donut with him most everywhere — including when the New Yorker visits Times Square.
Olivia Nguyen

To get these property cats ready for the terrific outside, Dan and Olivia commenced close to their Midtown residence: Central Park, exactly where the felines graduated from pet carriers to leashes.

“They seemed to take pleasure in staying exterior and discovering,” claimed Dan, who could inform they were content when they went from cowering near his toes to sniffing the air, lounging around the lake and playing in the grass.

The first out-of-town trip for the kitties — who amassed almost 300,000 followers on Instagram and 177,000 followers on TikTok — was to a resort at Disney Entire world in Orlando, Fla. (however they did not go into the park).

Mocha and Sponge Cake posed for a photo outside The Louvre.
Mocha and Sponge Cake posed for a photograph outside The Louvre.
Olivia Nguyen

“They have been anxious at 1st, so they stayed in their backpack carriers,” Dan recalled. “But we begun walking them all around the vacation resort grounds on their leashes and they obtained employed to it fairly speedy.” 

That was quickly followed by excursions to San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif. As for having there, “That was rather quick,” he described. “They primarily just slumber on the airplane. They’re all so relaxed and quiet. In some cases, other passengers on the aircraft really do not even know we have 3 cats with us.” 

They hit the floor managing in Paris: “We set them down on cobblestone streets and they took off, discovering each storefront right until they decided to prevent at a patisserie,” Dan reported. “Everyone walking by stopped to enjoy these minor kitties exploring the shops of Paris.” 

Then, he additional, “We took them to Venice and they cherished it. They ended up sniffing every thing and ‘loafing’ on the partitions of the canal.

Nguyen said the trio sometimes walk around on their leashes but also love to ride on his shoulders.
Nguyen claimed the trio from time to time walks about on their leashes but also like to trip on his shoulders.
Olivia Nguyen

“We have let them operate all-around on the floor, but the majority of the time, they favor a free trip on my shoulders,” Dan added.

And when they are not out in the planet, at least one of the felines misses it.

“We haven’t taken them outside the house in a week due to the fact of the extraordinary heat and Sponge Cake has been extra clingy due to the fact he isn’t acquiring the awareness he commonly will get when he goes out,” Dan stated. “I usually see him searching outside by means of the home windows at all of the people on the streets.”

They enjoyed a gondola ride in Venice.
They appreciated a gondola trip in Venice.
Olivia Nguyen
Sponge Cake perched beside a canal during an April trip to Venice.
Sponge Cake perched beside a canal through an April trip to Venice.
Olivia Nguyen

Mocha is “super sweet. He will let other men and women kiss him on the head and frequently is just tremendous peaceful with possibly people today or other animals,” Dan explained. Donut is the most social of the 3: “He pretty much begs to go outside the house often now. He allows us know by scratching the entrance door and meowing.”

The cats didn’t need just about anything more than a couple of vaccinations for their initial travels. On the other hand, for the family’s future vacation to Switzerland this slide, the trio will be obtaining their very own European Union “pet passports” as they vacation between nations.

“On social media, it appears to be like we journey all the time, but it’s genuinely only two times or so a year,” Dan reported by a laugh. “We have sufficient information to publish on social media all the time due to the fact we’re generally taking pictures of them when we take a journey.”

The kitties piled on top of each other on a bench near the Brooklyn Bridge.
The kitties piled on best of each individual other on a bench near the Brooklyn Bridge.

Dan and his wife Olivia started introducing their cats to the great outdoors via Central Park.
Dan and his wife Olivia started off introducing their cats to the terrific outdoor through Central Park.

The three also took at boat ride around Lake Como, Italy.
The three also took at boat ride about Lake Como, Italy.

Like his brothers, Donut enjoys trips to Central Park, where he can "loaf" atop the giant boulders and get some sun.
Like his brothers, Donut enjoys trips to Central Park, the place he can “loaf” atop the giant boulders and get some sunshine.

The cats' second-ever trip was to San Francisco. Here, Sponge Cake donned a red ribbon that matched the Golden Gate Bridge.
The cats’ 2nd-ever excursion was to San Francisco. Listed here, Sponge Cake donned a pink ribbon that matched the Golden Gate Bridge.

In April, the family headed to Milan, Italy, where they saw the Duomo.
In April, the household headed to Milan, Italy, where they saw the Duomo.

Decked out in matching ribbons, Sponge Cake and Mocha hitched a ride on Dan's shoulders to see the Eiffel Tower.
Decked out in matching ribbons, Sponge Cake and Mocha hitched a trip on Dan’s shoulders to see the Eiffel Tower.

According to Dan, the trio of cats love the water, including the canals of Venice.
In accordance to Dan, the trio of cats appreciate the drinking water, like the canals of Venice.

Sponge Cake (above) and the others admired the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Sponge Cake and the some others admired the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Olivia Nguyen

And their regular content has reworked their globetrotting cats into stars on social media. “People stop us all the time in New York to say hello and pet the kitties. People today absolutely know them,” included Dan, who takes them for jaunts in Hell’s Kitchen area, Korea Town and Occasions Square.

They also make a stage to head to Fifth Avenue, Mocha’s most loved, as often as attainable. “Mocha loves Fifth Avenue. It is a thing about all the glitter and lights that can make him curious,” Dan stated.

Even Drew Barrymore, who not too long ago reposted a image of the adventurous trio to her Instagram tales, is a admirer. The couple’s kitties have turn into so effectively-regarded and beloved that Dan is self-publishing a book, “Adventure Cats: How to Prepare Your Cats for Outside the house Adventures,” which hits on-line shops following 7 days.

“In the foreseeable future, we approach on getting far more cats. Probably in a yr or two since it’s so hard to travel with a few currently, but we do want extra.”