yonkers is a planimal (plant animal) . he reproduces asexually through seeds that come out of his dung. He carries these seeds around in a diaper to keep them from being eaten by birds and homeless people. The dung acts a fertilizer for the seeds to help them grow Until they are big enough to fend by themselves and become other yonkers. his obsession with cats from the fact that the cats help protect the growing yonkers trees before they can become sentient by killing pests.