A lot of cats steal food from countertops, storage cupboards or even out of the hands of slow moving children. Stealing food is just one of the things that cats are really good at and are driven to do by powerful internal urges. It's as if they're always on a seafood diet – see food and eat it, that is. Actually, 'steal' is rather a strong word. It implies some kind of unscrupulous behavior or moral turpitude. However, it's far less complicated than that where dogs are concerned. They detect some tasty food, it beckons to them by means of its odor, and they seize it and devour it without guilt. Dogs that have been punished for stealing will not usually steal food in their owner's presence but that's because they are avoiding punishment, not because they think that what they are doing is wrong. So the only thing left is to have fun watching them steal food and other stuff not only from you but from other animals as well.