Not A Poet
Not only will it make the gums quit hurting, it'll put the little buggers right to sleep.
Grandma's whiskey and honey remedy reminded of my own grandma, many years ago. My sister and I had a little dog but couldn't keep him at home so the grandparents graciously agreed to keep him for us. That was all right because we did spend a lot of time with them anyway.
Well, the little guy once got a cold or something and developed a cough. Grandma, as grandmas did in those days, decided a little home remedy would be just the thing. She mixed him up a little saucer of whiskey and honey.
He liked it, lapped up the whole thing and wanted more. It cured the cough but also had probably predictable side effects. It was an interesting show, at least for a while. Later, the other, less desirable side effect began to set in and Grandma had a small mess to clean up.
The really interesting thing about the whole story came later. I swear that dog learned to fake a cough.
Thanks for the memory,