Kaila is my (so far) newest character, sprung from watching a nature documentary on TV, which featured genets. "How gorgeous!" I thought, as plans for a new character began to form. But no-one I've met knows what a genet is!
Genets belong to the family viverridae, to which mongooses (mongeese? *giggle*) also belong. They have long, thin bodies, and tails almost as long as they are. The most common variety have markings similar to tabby cats.

This picture of Kaila courtesy of Steve Corbett. He's a sweetie. :)