Have you seen those deer repellent systems that attach to your car and emit an ultrasonic sound to scare them away? In contrast, I think Owen has some sort of "system" that causes animals to seek him out. We constantly have cats following us when waking Spencer to school, dogs looking out windows "roughing' at him, squirrels chattering at us...it's amazing.
Yesterday, Owen came in the back door and said he needed to wash his hands because he just touched a bird. Yes, a bird! After a brief discussion about why we do not touch birds, we headed outside to find this little sweetie.
We gave her some fresh water and thistle; she could fly a bit and she was eating and drinking, so other than keeping our fingers crossed there was not much more we could do. Owen was terribly concerned for her and kept telling her to find her mama, like she was a lost little girl.
It would not surprise me if Owen decided to become a veterinarian to help little creatures when he is older because he really does talk to the animals - literally.