(CNN) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta isn't known for his stand up comedy.
But he clearly loves his dog.
The outgoing Cabinet secretary left his family at home in California but brought his golden retriever with him when he moved to Washington. As Panetta prepares to leave his post and return home, he offered some kind words for his dog, Bravo.
"Bravo was in all of the meetings when we planned the (Osama) bin Laden operation and he also sat in on many of the sensitive meetings and discussions that I had at the Pentagon," Panetta said at a farewell ceremony on Friday.
"I want you to know that he has never told a soul what he heard," Panetta deadpanned. "He is definitely not a leaker – at least according to that definition of the word."
Bravo has indeed been known to sit in on important meetings with top military leaders, and has led to jokes that he is the Pentagon's “Top Dog” and holds the highest security clearance.
But does Bravo aspire to the silver screen?
"You’ve heard of the movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ Panetta said. "The producer is seriously considering a new movie about Bravo entitled ‘Zero Bark Thirty.’”
If Bravo does aspire to a starring role, Panetta may have a hard time, well, muzzling him.