When we would wash parsley and first put it down for him and Tigger, Tigger would dig in and eat it with no problem. Shadow would sniff it and run away and I do mean run away. If we picked up a piece of the parsley and took it to where he was and put it down in front of him, he would run away again. He acted as if it was something out to get him. After awhile, I began to picture it as Attack of the Killer Parslay.
Eventually after the parsley had been down on the floor for a while, Shadow would eventually come and eat it. It was so weird though that he reacted with the terrified run away reaction every time it was first put down.
Tigger and Portia did not have any parsley problems and Leo doesn’t now. We have no idea why Shadow was so upset by parsley at first each and every time.