hahha.. yah most grandmas & dads are like that.. seems like she really enjoy being a 'grandma'. i think she will really dote on ping! my dad is like that too, like my bebe is a 'puppy'! keep on feeding him snacks.
if your contract ends in this nov, means that you have to start looking for job ? although the job market is starting to peak up but it is still difficult to find a good job with good prospect.
perhaps if you really like your current company maybe ask them to make you a permanant staff instead? should be got more benefits. plus if you are deciding to study next year, a job with good working hours is good then you can concentrate on your studies.