The housekeeper sends the three kittens straight outside into the garden for causing trouble. They come across a St. Bernard, Bolivar and they get friendly with him while he tries to relax in peace. Later the kittens continue to explore the garden, running into a tortoise and the black kitten being pestered by a bluebird, causing the washing clothesline to loosen and leading to the kittens knocking over the wash tub and spreading water all over the garden front. The housekeeper angrily chases the kittens who take cover under Bolivar. She briefly comments about Bolivar's laziness and moves on, then the kittens emerge and lovingly nuzzle Bolivar.