I agree that for YA, I would rather read a non-human pig voice, something distinctly different.
Heh. The 1st thing I thought of upon reading that was that monkey from the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The monkey could only say simple things like Steve, yellow, or gummy bears. I will definitely make the pig more complex than that.

I think it's cool that you picked a pig, verses something fantastical or even more "fierce" like a wolf.
Thanks. A pig was just the first creature to pop into my mind and I rolled with it.

You guys have been so helpful. Thank you!