Well that's kind of lame. Did you say anything?
P.S. If you want to level up some battle pets my advice is do the daily Pet Masters in Pandaria. Once you have the right pets so you can kill all of the Masters with 2 pets you can tag-level a third pet.
What I usually do with a fresh level 1 pet is fight a level 25 mob to get it to level 5-6 just so it doesn't get accidentally 1-shot. Then I do the Masters - you can reach the Jade Forest, V4W, Krasarang, Townlong, Dread Wastes and Vale of Eternal Blossoms (if you've opened the gate) via flightpoints and riding, only the Kun-Lai one requires a flying mount or a 2-seater ride. I usually do these battles on non-90 alts because you also get ~300k XP per daily (so almost 2 million XP total) which adds up over time - faster on a 90 though if you just want the pets leveled.
Your first Master will get you like 10 levels. I think if you do all of them you will get either level 25 or close to it in one day. Plus you get heaps of bandages and toys etc. Even finally got my Porcupette that way.