Johanna mentioned Jampa and Ten might look good as animals. When I saw that I totally thought of this asian species, called the Pallas cat:
So plump and fuzzy! Serious look on the outside but probably a big softie on the inside.
Ten, I figure, can be a little Siamese kitten:
Big blue eyes and those big ears can be super expressive.
As far as I know of the story now, I gathered a serious no-nonsense Jampa in the beginning that eventually turns around to have a lot of empathy for Ten and his negative situation (whatever that ends up being.)
If we don't have a scene where jumbly Jampa envelops Ten in a huge
bear cat human? hug I will be slightly disappointed (like, 22.3% disappointed)