Billy will expend great energy to chase kitty treats, so much so that Whitey refuses to fight him for them.
However, it's the not just the chasing he does it for, it's for the eating. If he can skip the chase and cut to the chomping, he will.
In particular, if I try to throw a treat by him, he'll try fielding it. If it's at all in reach, he's got a good chance of knocking it down. This morning he did even better, I tossed one over him, but he put a paw up, snagged it, and ate it out of his paw.
A pity he can't bat, he's almost old enough for Little League.