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Best Friends: Heidi Seffrood
Get to know Heidi Seffrood and her protective pal
BF Heidi Seffrood
Heidi Seffrood and Mr. Biggs - photo by Marissa Weiher

Heidi Seffrood, Monroe, talks about her best friend Mr. Biggs, a 4-year-old boxer. 

Seffrood had her heart set on getting a boxer, but decided she didn’t want one until she was finished with MBA School. Her father, Ed Seffrood, however, found a puppy in Indiana and drove to pick him up. He dropped the puppy with large paws off to Seffrood while she was at work. 

“He was 65 pounds of awesome,” Seffrood said. 

Seffrood said Mr. Biggs has completely changed her parents’ perspective on animals and they’ll even call her and ask how he’s doing. 

Best Friends is a weekly feature designed to highlight a local resident and his or her pets. To suggest someone for the series, contact Marissa Weiher, photographer, at

Describe Mr. Biggs’ personality.

He’s a stud. He’s a studly dude. He is a lover — he really just wants to be near you all the time. He’s fun, energetic, protective and sensitive. He doesn’t like to be left alone at all. I left him alone recently and he destroyed two pillows. He was real mad. He’s a people dog. He requires doggy day care. He’s connected to many people in my family.

What do you and Mr. Biggs like to do together?

We cuddle, play ball and wrestle. Our new game is hide-and-seek. He hates it but we play it anyway. He loves to go to Beckman Lake; however, he’s grounded from there right now. He got sick from the algae. He always has to go to the dump on Saturdays. He loves rides and squirrels a lot, and to eat treats. 

What has it been like having Mr. Biggs in your life?

He is my kid. He is a kid to me. He just never grows up. He makes me happy. He can’t wait to see me when I come home. He’s there for me all day every day. He’s my bestest friend.