There are several gates in the penning arrangements here on the deck at "The House of Rabbits." My preferred latching method is the top-mounted "Fall-down Hasp" because with an armload of bunny, gravity can help get it closed well. We need to keep them latched so the neighboring bunnies do not intrude and possibly (probably) initiate a gruesome dust-up with fur flying.
Unfortunately I forget that our weather here is 9 months of "everything is always damp" and 3 months of "bone dry." Wood swells and shrinks, swells and shrinks. There is not a lot of slop in the slot for the tab! So most of my gates have the back-up "fall-down, bar-latching" mechanism as an optional, deluxe feature.
I do not do gates too good. Does anybody ????
PS .. I got not a single bit of advice (or sympathy) about The Princess and her aloofness. "Get used to it, get over it" was about as close as it came. She still is a bit "cool" toward me.