Yin & Yang, just like their symbolic namesakes - the Chinese symbols for yin and yang, represent the undeniable fact that everything in life contains complementary opposites within a greater whole. As these two brothers from a littler of six kittens born on a Minnesota farm just outside the Twin Cities interact between themselves and the world of our story, they eventually transform everything around them - as they are transformed by the humans and other critters of their world. Their life is one of transitions yet balance, just like that of most people and their animals! We hope you'll follow their adventures in this and future tales.
Yin is the more worldly of the two, with a bold and outgoing nature, although his more svelte body makes him seem the more introverted. Yin surprises by taking the lead in contriving adventures for this feline family.
Yang, though broader and beefier, is a bit more contemplative, even shy. His stockier frame misleads most into thinking he's the outgoing one! Yang reluctantly follows Yin's lead, but often is the resolver of any problems.
Snoepje van de weg, Rosa Neus, Papa John was born into a litter of five, but the human of Snoepje's mother didn't want the kittens and cruely put them in a dumpster behind a nearby Pizza joint. Miss Snoepje [pronounced: SNOOP-yuh] is a catalyst - she sparks new energy and adventure into the life of Yin and Yang and their humans.
Antoine and Sara met and married later in life. Even though they lived in separate countries, their love was so strong that they conquered the distance that separated them in order to make a life together.
When they met, Antoine was living in the fabled land of windmills, the Netherlands, which most people know as Holland. The Netherlands, a county in Europe, is rather small and lacking in space.
Sara had moved from her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the eastcoast of the United States, to the fabled Lake Minnetonka area, just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota in the midwestern part of the country.
Both Antoine and Sara love the spaciousness of Minnesota, and knew that it was a very good place to raise a feline family.