Tamra Barney, cast member of “The Real Housewives of OC,” flew into D.C. last week to promote Cuca Fresca rum. We’re not avid watchers, but we’ve come to understand her reputation among viewers is that she’s a crazy you-know-what.

That wasn’t the case Friday at 1 West liquor store in Dupont Circle, where she signed bottles for fans.

She was nice enough, even though she was placed in a poorly-lit basement to pose for pictures with women who take her show too seriously (“Are you two still fighting?!” one enthusiastic fan, eyes ablaze, asked Barney). She even posed for the most awkward photo when one woman walked in with quite possibly the ugliest dog Dupont has ever seen…

When the female fan stood next to Barney for the photo, she asked if her dog could be in it, too. Barney, all pretty in her hair and makeup, happily agreed. But she was clearly surprised when, rather than simply crouching down to make sure the pooch could be seen in the photo, the woman heaved it up to face level.

Say cheese.