Arno is on a woeful quest for the love of his dog Diesel ... who couldn't care less. Diesel doesn't hate Arno. Arno is just way down on Diesel's priority list of Life's Interesting Things. Which includes things like butt sniffing. Lying in the sun. Checking who's dropped by the hydrant. Keeping an eye on the neighbor's cat.
So what has Arno done to win his dog's affection? And can you build affection for Arno and his futile quest to matter to the one who matters most to him when the tale is absurdly about a dog? ;-)
(Feel free, of course, to change the sexes. Make it a tale from childhood. Set it in any setting.)