02/10/2012 at 05:00 PM EST
has made no secret of his love for his dog, Einstein
. But during a recent episode of CBS' Person to Person
, the actor opened up about his other famous pet, pot-bellied pig Max, who died in 2006
"Pigs are really smart. And he was funny, and he made me laugh," he told Charlie Rose. "But they're work, because they'll destroy everything if you let them."
Clooney purchased Max as a piglet back in 1988 as a gift for then-girlfriend Kelly Preston. When the pair split, Clooney continued to raise the Max, who shared more than just a roof over their heads.
"Is it true that you used to sleep with the pig in your bed?" cohost Lara Logan asked.
"When he was little, he would come up and jump on the bed," the actor said. "He got a little too big to actually spend in the bed."
While Clooney (who affectionately referred to the pet as Max, the star
) admitted to have had a good 18 years with Max, he has no plans of bringing a pig back into his home. "When he finally died after 18 years I felt that I'd had enough of pigs, so to speak," he said.