It’s a Girl!

Meet the newest member of the Moore family, little miss Queen Esther “Star.” She is 7 lbs. 2 oz. of fuzzy border collie joy. You can see in the pictures below where she gets her name. We are in love with our little Star!

Star and Jackson are already getting along quite well. They are learning to share.



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  1. 151
    jennyhope says:

    YAY!! I am so excited for y’all!!

  2. 152
    Momma 2 5 says:

    Congrats to your new addition! She is sooo cute!

  3. 153
    Anonymous says:

    I’m so glad you got a new puppy, I’ve been praying for ya’ll to get another one. I was crushed after my Choclate lab was killed she jumped out of a window and was hit by a police car.I was pregnant with my fourth child at the time which made it worse , I was so attached to Her. Her name was Cocoa. I got four doggies now and wouldn’t trade them for anything. Just a quick question how big do they get ? She is too cute. Much love to both of ya’ll . Enjoy Her!

  4. 154
    Cheri-Beri says:

    She is adorable! We used to have a cat named Queen Esther. We called her Essie, like from the Esther Veggie Tales movie. My daughter was three when we got her and called her “Keem Etter.” Everyone called her Essie except our very eccentric veterinarian. He thought Queen Esther was a glorious name for a cat and would only address her as such. Essie has passed from this world . . . . but thanks for bringing the sweet memories to mind.

    Have fun with your little Star!

  5. 155
    Sandi says:

    that picture of Jackson and Star is just a hoot.

  6. 156
    Indy-Lindy says:

    Yay for STAR!!! We had a border collie named Rugby.. they are the BEST. He went off to live the ‘good life’ on a horse farm in Illinois when we THOUGHT we were moving – God had other plans! Anyway.. Rugby was a WONDERFUL dog, but he is pretty much in dog heaven now.. and that’s what is most important!!

    love ya,

  7. 157
    twinkle says:

    I’m just sitting here giggling thinking what “Star” would post if she could type. I’m sure her sweet heart is totally in love with you and your family already! Give her tons of squeezes and tell her “Aunt Twinkle” loves her name. It’s fits her quite well.

  8. 158
    3girlsmom says:

    Oh, I could squeeze her. And Jackson in the crate is awesome, too. Why is it that kids want to climb in dog crates? Mine love them! And laundry baskets, too.

    Welcome Miss Star! The new official mascot of Siestaville!

  9. 159
    Heather says:

    Congrats on your new baby girl. She is a doll!

  10. 160
    Anonymous says:

    Dearest Beth and family –

    Congratulations on the newest member of your family. What an adorable blessing from the Lord!!

    Much love,
    Sharon, NC

  11. 161
    Kathleen says:

    What a cutie Beth!

  12. 162
    Anonymous says:

    Star reminds me of our puppy days with our own beloved Border Collie, Jessie. Congratulations…life is about to get MESSY! My advice: GET A FRISBEE AND FAST! Actually you’ll need several b/c she’ll chew right through them. Fetch takes on a whole new meaning with a border collie. Have a blast! Sarah in Missouri

  13. 163
    MzMez says:

    Congratulations! She is so cute!

  14. 164
    Bev Brandon says:

    Our border collie always has to have her hand on any part of our body! A gift for you who misses your precious two! You will love BORDER COLLIES!!!!!!! So happy for you…

  15. 165
    Healed By His Grace says:

    Well, Praise God! for bringing another beloved animal into the Moore family. I can’t think of a better name than Queen Esther “Star.” I can’t wait to hear “Star” stories in Bible study. And I can see that Star has let Jackson know who is boss! Sweet blessings to all of the Moores!

  16. 166
    duchess says:

    Hope you enjoy your border collie as much as we enjoy ours. Chase has been a member of our family for 7 years – just be careful….he lives up to his name.
    Keep an eye on Star.

  17. 167
    flmom says:

    She’s adorable! Congratulations on your new addition!!!

  18. 168
    Anonymous says:

    I cry.. So sweet.

  19. 169
    Lauren says:

    Ha! What a cutie! I hear border collies are bundles of energy–she is going to keep you busy!

  20. 170
    For His Name Lora says:

    “Woof” in welcome to Star from Lilly Belle and crew here! We are so thrilled for you all!

  21. 171
    roxanne says:

    Praise God from Whom ALL blessings (and puppies) flow! I am so happy that you have a new Star in your life. What a blessed dog!!!
    I have two precious shih-tzu dogs that I absolutely adore!! One was a birthday gift for our first shih-tzu on the occasion of his 3rd b-day. As the second dog got a little older, he really showed signs of wanting to be alpha dog. The first one, Scout, has such a sweet disposition and spirit.
    A couple of weeks ago, I prayed with Arrow, the second dog, to invite Jesus into his heart. His attitude has changed so much and he is getting along better with his brother.
    God is so good!! Thank you, God, for giving us furry four legged friends!

  22. 172
    Myrna says:

    Star is a beauty!I knew it was just a matter of days before a new dog would move into the Moore home.

    I’m surprising some friends and family by getting a new friend (Boston Terrier(. I’ve been waiting for Peggy Sue for several weeks. She will be coming home on Friday–also a little black and white beauty I can’t wait!

  23. 173
    Just Another Blogger says:

    I LOVE the pics! Cute dog! Love the last picture πŸ™‚

  24. 174
    Yaya & Papa says:

    “Star” is just so adorable! I love dogs! We have two. Lacy is a Brittany Spaniel and the sweetest dog ever! She’s 9, 40 lbs., and went blind about a year and a half ago. She’s doing fine though, except when she runs into walls and still LOVES to go for walks. Our other dog, Sydney, is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever(a hunting dog/lab mix–full of energy!!!!! She’s 3, 40 lbs, and loves to swim in the pool and chase tennis balls-she never wears out! She would love to play with “Star!”

  25. 175
    Lelia Chealey says:

    OH she is sooooo cute!! She’ll probably try to “herd” you like our little girl did. Love border collies. She almost weighed as much as my granndaughter did who was born in April! Hard to believe she was once that small. πŸ™‚

  26. 176
    Anonymous says:

    Beth and Keith,
    I was unaware that border colies hunt birds(smile Keith). I am also married to a bird hunter, and you know what this means… Keith will be getting a new dog soon also,because hunting season is just around the corner. You also know all bird hunters need at least two dogs, so one can rest while the other hunts. But this is not a bad thing; so now you will have three dogs barking while you are on a phone interview in the closet(you can handle it). I can see though how irisistible Star was when you got her. It will be nice for you to have a dog that doesn’t take off hunting in the neighborhood every time you open the door. (I envy you there) I am truly excited for you both, and you deserve many blessings. MAy God Bless you both.

  27. 177
    lasjones says:

    You are in for some fun Beth!
    I am raising my 4th border collie,Dixie, now 7 months and wearing us all out. Good thing I have 2 other BCs and a JR terrier to keep her busy. All I can say is poor Beanie!
    Beth! Get thee to puppy school and fast.
    Be blessed

  28. 178
    Leslie Young says:

    Yay! And she gets to come to work! Fun! We had a part-border collie when I was growing up (he came from the back of a little red wagon, so his parentage was, well, uncertain) but he was the best dog ever! Congratulations!

  29. 179
    bethany says:

    Congratulations on the new baby!!! She is absolutely adorable.
    Amanda, it was so nice to see that we are not the only ones whose children like to get into doggie cages! I have a picture of my nephew Cole that is identical to yours of Jackson!

  30. 180
    Lauren says:

    hi moore clan! i love reading this blog, and it is so fun to see the relationship of a mom and her daughters. i am 24 years old and living 3000 miles away from my mom right now, so it’s fun to watch (read about) y’alls interactions.

    anyway, the reason i’m posting is because i too just got a puppy! they think she is part border collie. her name is beulah. i’m attaching a link to her picture. i’m pretty sure that star and beulah could conquer the world should they so choose. love to you guys all the way from seattle (but a south carolina girl at heart).

    ps–any training secrets?? we may need a puppy support group to get through these first few months/years!

  31. 181
    Lauren says:

    forgot to put the link in my post, here’s beulah:

    baby beu

  32. 182
    Pilgrim Mom says:

    What a cutie! Congratulations!

  33. 183
    Theresa says:

    Oh Beth! I am so excited for you!!!! I have two little girl dogs! The older of the two, Mandy, is a golden doodle (2 years old). Our newest addition is a basset hound named Roxie (she is 4 months old). You talk about chewing!!! Oh my gosh! Enjoy!

  34. 184
    dee howell says:

    Thanks for posting the pic of Jackson in the crate. My sweet Kinsey often crawls into her “woof woof’s”(Molly) crate too. I’ve yet to post it for fear CPS will come knocking on my door!

  35. 185
    kchristinah says:

    Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to the family. I have to admit I’m a little jealous; I wish I could bring my border collie to work.
    One small piece of advice (owning a border collie for 3 years will teach you this) guard your shoes with your life! Especially it seems your more expensive shoes.

  36. 186
    Anonymous says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful, healthy baby girl! She’s precious!!! (as are you!) πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing…

  37. 187
    janice says:

    yippee. I love her give her a kiss and get a puppy breath kiss for me.

  38. 188
    Vanessa Sokic says:

    What a beautiful little girl Beth! I’m sure she will be spoiled “sweet” by all the love you have to offer the sweet puppy! I look forward to hearing all about her!

  39. 189
    Jai says:

    So cute, so cute. I can hardly contain the laughter!

  40. 190
    Brenda says:

    Beth, I’m so happy for you and Star! What a precious buddle of joy! Does she still have puppy breath? Don’t you just love it?!

  41. 191
    Theresa says:

    What a cute litte puppy!

    Our family was recently blessed with a basset hound puppy. She is the cutest little thing (with the longest ears you’ve ever seen!). She continues to trip over them constantly.

    We have a two-year old golden doodle, who adores her new sister. They play so sweet together.

    I’m sure you can tell that I’m a “dog person” too!

  42. 192
    I'm a blessed girl... says:

    What a precious baby girl!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS! Star is a STAR! So happy for you!
    Please bring pictures with you to San Antonio ~
    What an awesome God we serve!
    Blessings, jan

  43. 193
    wakeforestmama says:

    That is so funny! My two year old loves to get in his grandmother’s dog’s (confusing, I know) cage whenever we are over there. I wonder why little ones want to be in cages?! Enjoy the new addition!

  44. 194
    Angel says:

    Congratulations on your new addition to the family. Pets bring such joy to a home.

  45. 195
    Bitsy says:

    I’m sure there will be lots of Star stories and I look forward to them. I absolutely LOVE the pic of Jackson and Star sharing. Just a hoot! Oh the captions!!
    Thanks for sharing! Bitsy

  46. 196
    Nancy from MA says:

    All love from the tip of her nose to the tip of her tail. When is she going to the lease to sniff out her first critter.
    Dog’s too are full of unconditional love.

    Nancy from Massachusetts

  47. 197
    Anonymous says:

    Be careful Beth. Border Collies are like potato chips. You can’t just have one. Ask me, I have three, mom dad and pup. They are positively addicting and even though their history shows they are from border towns in England/Scotland, I am convinced that they were made in some form by the Hand of God in the Garden. They are the only breed that you can look into their eyes. In any other breed, you would be an aggressor if you maintain eye contact.

    As for the kennel, I have 4 kids and they all love our kennels. We just competed in the Texas State 4-H dog show. It was a long day. Two of our group kids crawled into their dog’s kennels and took naps. One was a teenager. I have pictures. It was priceless.

    Many blessings in your new found joy.

  48. 198
    salli says:

    Oh dear! Your little pup is really adorable! Congratulations on becoming a mama AGAIN!

  49. 199
    Amy T says:

    Beth, I have been around Border Collies all my life and you will love having one! I’m so happy for you that you have a new puppy. Enjoy!

  50. 200
    Dawn Taylor says:

    What a precious baby girl! My “baby” Starr (tri-color collie) is 14 yrs old – having several vet visits lately and prayers that God would heal her as a mite took hold and she lost all her hair nearly broke my heart. God is good – she is on the mend! Love you Siesta!
    Dawn from East Texas

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