Proof that I'm human and not a harmless fluffy little kitty cat: I punched someone hard in the arm several times yesterday for saying I'm not that fast or powerful on the hills.
I have since been punching myself in the regret muscle for overreacting so violently. Luckily he seemed to forgive me. I hope my main riding partner, who introduced me to this chap, will forgive me too.
I'm an impulsive, defensive cat with claws that scratch sometimes. I don't need other people to validate me. Or do I?!