Civets ain't cats!
Sure, they're in the "Feliformia" suborder, but then again so are hyenas and mongooses. Civets are their own type of mammal, and instead of being stereotypically lazy and self-centered Westerners - lumping an exotic type of animal into a grouping with one we're intimately familiar with - we should bother to take the time and make the effort to simply add civets to our mental list of kinds of animals.
Ziti isn't spaghetti, lychees aren't nuts, and civets aren't cats!
-stomps off to go have an apopleptic fit-