Sorry I couldn't get the face of it straight on, but I found 3 of them eating some plants outside...can anyone ID?
CLOSED: what kind of caterpillar is this?
There are several species in the family Noctuidae with a roughly similar appearance; best guess is the American brindle (Lithomoia germana), but I cannot find a good image online for comparison.
CPBob's cat appears to be Agrius cingulata (sweet potato or pink-spotted hawk moth) - http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/AgriuscingulataGuilfordNCkkj.htm and http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/acingula.htm
BTW, you would be better served by starting a new thread rather than hitching a ride on an existing one, especially when it is marked 'Closed' or 'Solved'.