I can think of so many things that this photo is symbolic of.
Couple things to keep in mind: The dog might not be as quick but the dog is stronger. And it’s going to get even stronger. Oh, and the dog was taken by surprise. How dumb does the cat have to be to break out the claws on a dog. The sequence after this photo was taken of the cat & the dog couldn’t have been pretty.
My bet is on the dog.