In this version, the cat and his two cronies watch the procedings from outside. They are strategizing their attack. I like this version because it emphasizes their role as soldiers.
This version of before is probably better. The composition is more interesting. It emphasizes the "catness" of the villains rather than the "soldierness."
In this sketch, Mrs. Cow flees in horror as the old gray cat eats Miss Mousie (left), and the cat cronies hold Froggy pinned by their bayonets.
Froggy, having escaped, is running away, while one cat tries to shoot him with a musket.