"She has this cute little squawky meow that was like a mix between a tiny baby squalling and an old lady complaining," Gordon says.
But outside of the shelter, Mildred was a cat reborn.
"Definitely, in my apartment, she has personality," Gordon says. "She's very cuddly. She has to be on top of me or right next to me.
"If I weren't in the room with her, all I could hear on the other side of the door was SQUWAAAAAK."
"We never saw any of that at the shelter," Gordon adds.