Thats the warning being given by the organizers of Birminghams 21st Annual St. Patricks Day Parade.
Mary Dougherty, the Vice President of the Alabama Celtic Association, says she hopes to see lots of green-clad patrons attending Fridays parade as long as theyre all consenting humans.
She has a bone to pick with people who paint their pooches green. As she puts it, I dont spray my kids with green stuff. I figure if Im not going to do it to my kids, Im not going to do it to my dogs.
Dougherty has been involved in promoting the parade for the past 10 years and has never seen any painted pooches.
Still, shes issuing the anti-green dog edict to keep the many honored guests, including employees from animal rescues and kennel clubs from seeing red on Friday.
Luckily, pets donning costumes, scarves and hats are acceptable.
Although Doughertys decree is specifically for the Birmingham Parade, she hopes organizers of other Gaelic gatherings follow her lead.
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