Having Belle around the house reminds me of what Murphy was like when I first took him in: clingy, needy, and always in my face. Only with Belle, I have to add "licky" to the list of adjectives. Belle is the lickiest dog I've ever had, and she'll run up with the slightest provocation and start licking my face no matter whether I'm sitting at my computer desk, trying to watch TV or nap on the couch, or awakening from a dead sleep too close to the edge of my bed. It I stir or make eye contact, here she comes at a run, tongue locked and loaded.
She also still has a bit of a jealousy issue with me petting or playing with Murphy, but that's getting better. Originally she'd try to shove right in between he and I, knocking him right out of the picture, but I've got her broken of that for the most part and now she'll sit off to the side and just wait for me to pet or play with her in turn, which is fine.
Now if I can just get her to quit licking me, I'll be a happy two-dog guy indeed.
Aw, hell. I'm still happy.