Charlie the Shop Dog
Shine Adams' reclusive roommate, Charlie the three-legged dog, is Sun Cedar's Canine Executive Officer. As CEO Charlie oversees the production of the company's cedar products, the management of all of the company's beef bones and bouncy balls, and frequently barks randomly at the universe--just to let it know that he's watching.
Charlie is believed to be about five years old. Repeated investigation by media around the world has failed to uncover the precise details of Charlie's background, although unsubstantiated rumors assert that he graduated cum laude from the Wharton School of Business before abandoning his comfortable academic lifestyle and taking up as a canine gentleman of the road. It was apparently in the course of this bohemian period that he suffered the loss of his right foreleg-perhaps in combat with a dragon, although this has not been documented. (It must be noted that Charlie himself does not confirm or deny the dragon story.) Undiscouraged by the loss of his leg, Charlie carried on with his unconventional life until, like so many of Sun Cedar's employees, he eventually found his way to a shelter.
Charlie was of course an immediate star at his shelter and was besieged by humans who foolishly imagined themselves as his "master," but Charlie wasn't looking for a master-he was looking for a Chief of Staff to help carry out his entrepreneurial vision. Shine Adams, after completing the required paperwork, including an exhaustive background check and several rigorous personal interviews with Charlie, was selected to be Charlie's human representative, in which capacity he has served ever since.
Charlie, the embodiment of the Sun Cedar ethos, helps us all remember that compassion and character trump adversity.