When we eat dinner at the coffee table (which we do as the dining room table becomes a place to house proliferating paper clutter,) our cat likes to sit between Joey and his plate, just in case.
When its just Joey and me, we find this hilarious. When other people come over and he sits expectantly for food, we act appalled. I would say that this probably confuses little Leon, but I doubt it bothers him.
He'll settle for pork tenderloin, but he would prefer lamb or chicken.