Shade snickered and turned into it's ferret form, quickly shooting up Ivory's legs and perching on his shoulder. He jumped as the little paws made his skin tickle, but Shade simply rubbed its face against Ivory's cheek and made friendly chittering noises.
"I'm Shade," it said in a high-pitched rodent-squeak, "I shapeshift. You're really warm you know. Comfy shoulder too."