During the Thursday, Dec. 17 episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Grammy winner shared the background story to the one Christmas gift she really wanted from her husband, professional hockey player Mike Fisher.
"I wanted cows. I grew up with cows and I love them," the star explained. "They're like big dogs to me. They're probably my favorite animal if I had to pick one. And I've always wanted them."
So, when Mike asked Carrie what she wanted for Christmas, she replied, "Cows. Get me two, just, pet, useless cows.'"
Host Seth Meyers laughed, as he considered his wife Alexi asked for cows as a gift, and said, "Now, I will admit that if Alexi asked me to do that, I would not have any sense of what the next step is to buy cows. How quickly did your husband manage to procure the cows?"
Carrie, who shares two sons—Isaiah, 5, and 23-month-old Jacob—with Mike, further explained, "He slapped some wranglers on and put his hat on and he was at the sale, like, two days later. He was like, ‘I didn't know what was happening. They guy was talking real fast.' He was an auctioneer. And he said, ‘I don't know what happened. I think we got females. I'm not sure.' But we just raised our little paddle a couple times, and next thing you know, they're loading up two cows to bring home. They were ladies."
Talk about going the extra mile to make a Christmas miracle come true.
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