I ran across this photo of our cat, back when he was still cute, having a little taste from my coffee cup.
I don’t think he liked what he tasted; nowadays, he sniffs tentatively from a few inches away, then turns away in disgust. It’s what he does to most of our food. How a family of vegetarians ended up with a strictly carnivorous pet, I don’t know, but the positive result is that the cat rarely jumps onto the kitchen counters or tries snatch food from unattended plates. His only kitchen crime is sitting on the dining table in order to look out the window.
That does not mean he is well-behaved–oh, no–the Malevolent Beast from Hell has many evil habits, but at least stealing food isn’t one of them.