It's also possible you're tired from being knocked out and forced to stand for several hours, Elliot , and not just the transformation. In fact, it's quite possible. Logical, even!
And 100% of everything that happens in this comic is logical forever.
"'Fore I make you squeal" is probably better than I'd manage under pressure. I'd probably be all like "here, piggy piggy!" And then he'd charge at me like a squealing bull.