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D.C. dogs are pissed. With some residents wishing even the most inviting fire hydrants were off-limits, city dogs could get the short end of the stick. Now, their country cousins are standing up for their right to squat. As part of Falls Church, Va.,’s 300-year anniversary celebration, a canine demonstration will be held today in Cherry Hill Park. OK, I admit, maybe that’s not what was meant by “demonstration” in the press release, but wouldn’t it be funny if it were? In addition to the canine demonstration, the Falls Church: A City of History and Remembrance festival includes a parade, a veterans’ ceremony, a 3K fun run, vision screenings, tours of the 150-year-old Cherry Hill Farmhouse, live musical performances, and amusement and pony rides. And if you’ve ever wanted to know how to score that primo spot in the lead limo, get some waving tips from parade Grand Marshal Louis Olom. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (the parade begins at 2 p.m.) at Falls Church City Hall, 300 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free. (703) 248-5178. (Amanda Fazzone)