Animal Magnet: noun. A child that animals are naturally attracted to.
There is something strange about my children. Animals just seek them out and give them their undivided attention. There was a stray cat that used to sit outside of our back fence and listen to Philosopher Child talk. It would sit there for an hour at a time, staring at his face and listening. This afternoon, three (apparently friendly) dogs that we had never seen before came running at us unexpectedly. They bypassed me and began licking Little Viking, emphatically asking him to play (until their owner realized they were not behind the gate and the dogs knew they were in trouble and beat feet, so to speak). On the way home, the neighbor's cat, which we do not feed or entertain, sought out Little Viking for some attention. Not even squirrels tend to run from these kids. I have no idea what is going on with that.