Canine Delayed Onset Adolescence?

Yesterday I noticed a small bump on the dog’s head, next to her right ear.  It seemed to have appeared suddenly, as that spot is an area where I tend to pet her, and hadn’t noticed it earlier.  A quick inspection showed it was indeed a skin bump (versus a tick or other sort of insect).  I did what I do when I have any sort of question – I went to Google.  According to a pet site that came up for ‘dog bumps on head’, Soleil either has acne, an abscess, a cyst – or cancer.

Dog acne?  I must admit that’s the first time I’ve heard of that.  And given Soleil’s 56 years old now, if indeed it’s nothing more than a zit, it’s arrived a bit late for her teenage years.