dog my cats
- (idiomatic) used as a mild oath, or as an expression of astonishment
- "Why, dog my cats, they must a ben a house-full o' niggers in there every night for four weeks to a done all that work, Sister Phelps." — Mark Twain, — Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1884
- I began to feel sorry for Hubby, dog my cats if I didn't." — O. Henry, "The Four Million," 1906
- And standing on one leg beside the bath, like Slingsby, had whispered: "Ho, ho, ho! Dog my cats!" mysteriously, to bring luck. — John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga, "Awakening", 1920
- Buffalo Bill Cody: Dog my cats - to Annie Oakley, "Annie Oakley"', 1935
- Salesman: Well, dog my cats! — Preston Sturgis, "Christmas in July", 1940
- Ty Ty: "Well, dog my cats!" - to himself, "God's Little Acre"', 1958
- Joe Ross: Funny old world.
- Susan Ricci: Funny old world? Dog my cats!
- Joe Ross: Dog my cats indeed." — David Mamet, "The Spanish Prisoner", 1997
- Marshall Ericsen: "Well dog my cats..." - to Robin Sherbatsky, "How I Met Your Mother"' 2010