She persistently provokes her cat. I believe the cat was a stray cat that she adopted. The cat grows weary of having snow kicked into his face. I think she did it because the cat was bothering her dog. The cat begins to show signs that he will attack but the woman carries on until she is shocked by the cat’s audacious attack at her face. It completely poleaxed her.
I have a feeling that the cat was reported for being rabid and killed but the test proved that the cat was not rabid. That’s my recollection of this incident. So the human nearly always wins at the end of the day. HeR careless and mean-spirited behavior cost her scratches to her face and the life of her cat. Clever wasn’t it? I’d say she deserves what she got but I know a lot of people will disagree with me. They’ll be cat haters no doubt.