good question....Chloe' does the same thing. She only licks my skin, not my clothing or bedding, but she will lick my husband's pillow till it is wet to. She has always done this. to get her to stop...I just have to say "enough", and she stops.
Mere, I find when Sadie gets like that, she wants me to pet her non stop. Schnauzers aren't like overly affectionate..... So basically, she wants you to sit there telling her what a good girl she is, spend some time babying her :)
I think that dogs grooming themselves and licking the wet circle, is completely different then what Mere is talking about.
Mere, the way I am picturing it, is it a quick lick? Or is she getting all into it and drenching you? Cause if she is drenching you, I have no idea lol
Here is what I know, Sadie is a miniature schnauzer and she only does the one quick lick with ME, when I have just gotten out of the shower and she takes a lick at the water on my legs as I am getting out, or if she wants my attention for something. Sometimes it is to be pet, sometimes it is for a sip of whatever I am drinking, sometimes to let me know she wants to go outside...
Whatever it is, it is just her way of telling you "Hey, remember me" and that she wants more.