Be careful what you ask for or you might just wind up in the dog house. (Santa does answer requests, just not always when and where we hope.)
It could have to do not with short term, but long term planning ...
That's kind of what happened to the G this Christmas.
She's been tired of the Blond who is always tired.
So, we found a puppy for her ...
Turns out that Sadie has more energy than G had hoped or planned for.
I think next year she'll just ask Santa for more bones.