The Yoshi was five feet, eight inches tall and was pretty much a green dinosaur wearing brown shoes with a red saddle on his back.
Leona thought. It's a Yoshi... Should I talk to it or what? Umm, well I gotta do something I suppose...
"Wooowww I can't believe I get to meet a real Yoshi!!!" Leona hugged the poor Yoshi, who was somewhat frightened by this strange girl.
"You are soooooooooo sooooooooo sooooooooo awesome! I can't believe it!" ...After a few moments of not being able to breath Leona calmed down.
"So uh, what's your name? What are you doing here, coming to Peach's castle?"
"Yoshi!" Yoshi grinned. "Yoshi, yoshi." Yoshi looked slightly upset with himself after admitting this.
"Nice to meet you Patrick! Really? Bowser has kidnapped the princess again so Mario and your brother are trying to save her and you decided to come help? ...You can't even find the restroom? Hmm... Well I don't know where it is either, let's go see if we can find it all right?"