With an excited yip, Shade turned into a large grey kangaroo and bounded after the boy, soon coming alongside him, grinning in a kangaroo-ish sort of way. It liked active people, and this boy seemed willing to have some fun.
"Race you!" said Shade, using it's powerful legs to get ahead of Jeremy and slowing a couple of bounds ahead of him.
"Come on!" it called "I'm sure you can catch me if you try! Either that or eat my dust!"