The back story to this is that the cat was not getting along with the woman’s dog, which to me, is very a cat-like thing to do. So the woman separates the two, keeping the dog inside, taking the cat outside, where she kicks snow at the cat. The cat clearly overreacted. I mean, haven’t you ever sprayed a cat with water from a spray bottle? Yeah, discipline. Something that cats lack.
This is a dog’s world and cats need to live with it.