I know it's "civet cat."
The radio station referred to the SARScrises and how it was spread by things such as (some) Chinese eating civet cats. He quipped, "I thought it was spelled 'civic', as it voted in municipal elections."
I got a bit of a laugh out of it. So when I was trying to think of a username, I figured I'd use that.
I then did a Google search for images, and the best one was, erroneously, a Bear cat, which I saw on a TV variety show (it might have been Letterman) years ago. I also heard the song "Bear Cat" a few times by David Wilcox, and hence I choose the image.
I'm on a few other sites, each representing a graduation of sorts:
I was on Yahoo! Answers. The first Civic Cat was suspended with questions like this:
Oh Deah me, I got 12 violations cited in 24 hours. What lessons are in this for me?
I then created a second Civic Cat account, which was also suspended a long time ago. here.
Though I'm not Persian, I meet a number on YA and thus joined here ("Look what brought in the (Civic) Cat!!)".
I recently got an account in Wikipedia, which is kind of expected given the many links I placed there;
and since I've done the same a bit with RationalWiki, I finally got an account here!
David Wilcox The Bearcat 4:32
The Drunken BearCat Dance 1:46
you ain't nothin' but a bear cat 2:53
What is a bearcat 3:24
David Wilcox - The Natural Edge 3:03
Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir - Go Back Home video 3:00