This is what she sent me:
Montana is so funny, I first asked him how old he was and he said 13, 9, old enough. (a little a.d.d)? :) I asked him why you would have perceived him to be so stubborn and he said that "sometimes she just didn't make any sense". I think if he didn't see the value in what you were asking then it didn't really have any meaning in it for him. "Which was most of the time" (his words). He said that you fussed over him quite a lot and that he knows you did everything you could, his care was everything and then some. He liked things simple and says that he got more care than was needed but loves you for it. He knows that you loved him very, very much. He says that he loved you too and that you spoiled him with lots of toys and treats and a big puffy bed but he said he would have loved you just as much if he lived with you in a shack with a dirt floor. He is healthy and happy and spends some of his time running through green fields with his tongue hanging out and spends some of his time following you around, with his tongue hanging out of the right side of his mouth. For whatever reason he wanted me to be sure to put that in there (the part about his tongue hanging out of the right side of his mouth). He sits with you when you cry and he puts his paw on your leg to let you know he is still there with you. He says that you can feel him there with you, don't brush it off as just your imagination. He is not in any pain any more, he was but didn't want you to know because you worry too much and he said he could handle it. He thought you were a very good mom and when he is ready he will return to you in a new body. The universe will arrange things perfectly, don't wonder how or when, just let the universe do it's magic, you won't miss each other. He said that his leaving his first family was divinely orchestrated that it was just time for him to leave his first family and to be with you. You were not ready yet for him if he had shown up in your life earlier than he did.
And he says "oh yes! He loved his name" It was big like his personality. I asked him if there was anything else he wanted me to say and he told me that he used to love rolling on his back and rubbing his face in the carpet and getting up and shaking hair all over your living room and then stand there smiling at you; with his tongue hanging out. :)
I hope this helps you, Beth, he is still with you and if you don't discount it as your imagination you will feel him and even possibly see him with you. He purposefully left you reminders so you would smile and think of him.